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With strict new standards, the landscape of lighting is rapidly changing. Here's everything you'll need to know to keep up.
Six out of 10 consumers are unaware that the most commonly used light bulbs are about to disappear from store shelves.
Halogen hybrid light bulb offers CFL efficiency without the wait for full brightness. And it contains less mercury.
LED bulbs are energy-efficient and designed to last for many years, but here are a few lesser-known features to consider when weighing a jump to LEDs.
There's more diversity coming to home lighting as efficient general-use LED bulbs become available, giving people an alternative to incandescent bulbs and CFLs.
The quest for the world's most energy-efficient lightbulb has resulted in a Kickstarter project for an LED bulb with a striking design.
With the 100-watt incandescent bulb set for phasing out in 2012, consumer awareness around more efficient lighting is growing, according to a consumer survey.
Sylvania says it only needs to put about one-third of the mercury in its fanciest CFLs.
ArmorLite is a new CFL bulb by ClearLite with a safety coating. It contains mercury and shattered glass if the bulb is smashed.