I was surprised to read yesterday that incandescent bulbs are being phased out in the United States. I was aware that they were being phased out in other countries but somehow missed the news that they were being phased out here. Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 signed into law by President Bush most incandescent bulbs will be phased out between 2012 and 2014. This will leave CFLs as the main lighting option. The goal of the legislation is to increase energy efficiency.
I like CFLs but I still only have a couple in my apartment. This is mainly because the apartment I live in supplies most of the bulbs and they aren’t CFLs. I just use CFLs in a couple of lamps. When incandescent bulbs are no longer available the conversion to CFLs could be expensive for some people although they will eventually save money in the form of lower electric bills. Even though I think everyone should use CFLs I’m not sure if I agree with giving people no other choice. What do you think?