When George W. Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, he set energy-efficiency standards for certain incandescent light bulbs. Now, some consumers are concerned the law will force the disappearance of Thomas Edison’s creation, so they are starting to hoard the lamps in their basements and closets. But as the New York Times reported (here) last week, the bill “does not ban the use or manufacture of all incandescent bulbs, nor does it mandate the use of compact fluorescent ones. It simply requires that companies make some of their incandescent bulbs work a bit better, meeting a series of rolling deadlines between 2012 and 2014.” Some manufacturers are hedging their bets that the answer to the problem lies in LED bulbs such as Pixi Lighting’s new line of A19 and candelabras. Designed for indoor and certain outdoor fixtures, the lights last up to 50,000 hours and are environmentally friendly replacements for standard bulbs. Expect to pay about $20. www.pixi-lighting.com.