New Light Bulb Efficiency Standards Proposed

The administration nearly triples the minimum lumen requirement.

The Department of Energy has proposed a new set of efficiency standards for light bulbs. The new standard would require that bulbs be able to provide 120 lumens of light per watt of electricity, up from the current 45 minimum. One lumen is equivalent to the amount of light cast by one candle. The changes also provide a timeline to phase out compact fluorescent bulbs.

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm stated that this “is the latest in a series of more than 110 energy efficiency actions taken by the Administration to help lower energy costs and keep money in the pockets of American families while reducing our nation’s carbon footprint.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration as they continue to implement energy-efficient regulations.
  • For wisdom for Secretary Granholm as she heads the Energy Department.
  • For U.S. officials as they seek ways to address climate and environmental concerns.

Sources: Department of Energy


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