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The phase-out schedule at-a-glance.
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Incandescent Phase-out


Over the next few years, the A-style incandescent bulbs will gradually be phased-out as EISA efficiency standards are phased-in. The phase-out schedule begins with the 100 watt incandescents in January 2012 and ends with new standards for the 40 watt incandescent in 2014.

As you can see by the table below, there is more time than you might have thought to find a comparable replacement. The effective date for each phase listed below indicates the first date that non-compliant products are prohibited from being manufactured or imported in the United States. (California is implementing the standards one year before the rest of the country).

Typical Current Lamp Wattage Rated Lumen Ranges Maximum Rate Wattage Minimum Rated Lifetime Effective Date California Effective Date
100 1490-2600 72 1,000 hrs. 1/1/2012 1/1/2011
75 1050-1489 53 1,000 hrs. 1/1/2013 1/1/2012
60 750-1049 43 1,000 hrs. 1/1/2014 1/1/2013
40 310-749 29 1,000 hrs. 1/1/2014 1/1/2013

Source: LightingFacts.com