Is the Pixi LED the Answer to the Incandescent Light Bulb?

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.


2 comments on “Is the Pixi LED the Answer to the Incandescent Light Bulb?

  1. I have drank the kool-aid and am ready to sign up. however, if incandescent bulbs are still being sold, and let’s face it, most americans aren’t motivated to save energy if it means paying a higher premium, how can we really expect for them to follow?

    even with rising fuel costs, there are a plethora of SUVs, 3-car garages and worst yet, i don’t think that the i’ll just hop in the car + run to target, costco, $1 stores, etc. mentality has been dissuaded.

    • I think a lot of consumers feel exactly as you do. We need to know that these new products will REALLY work and REALLY be worth the premium. There is a certain level of education that has to take place. For example, i wonder if most consumers know that their CFLs need to be on for at least 15 or 20 minutes before they start saving money. Anything less than that and it’s a waste of money.

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