U.S. Homes Hit With New LED Lightbulb Standards

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(TargetLiberty.org) – Last week, the Biden administration announced a new standard for light-emitting diode (LED) lightbulbs which is likely going to lead to important savings for American households. The experts have noted that these bulbs would last a lot longer and it could be a year before the consumers see any benefits. 

On Friday the Biden administration announced that the LED bulb’s final rule would bring an increase in energy efficiency, as it would go up to 45 lumens. This is the brightness unit that is used. Per watt that is over 120 lumens. 

The Department of Energy (DOE) in its projection has noted the rule was going to result in around $27 billion in total savings. Over three decades, this could mean that they would prevent the release of around 70 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. 

Appliance Standards Awareness Project executive director Andrew deLaski stated that LED lightbulbs have now become the norm and this is going to lead to greater energy efficiency. As such it is going to require that less electricity is used.

For Americans, this is going to mean that they are going to be saving a dollar per bulb which is under average usage conditions. This is going to come out of a $50 annual savings which in a normal household is going to have around two dozen lightbulbs. He continued by saying that it would take some time as LED lightbulbs would last a long time. He added that there were many cases where LED bulbs were going to last for as long as a decade before they ended up being burned out. This is much longer, especially in comparison with phased-out incandescent bulbs. Those old types of bulbs would usually not last any more than a year. 

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