What does E.I.S.A stand for?
E.I.S.A stands for the Energy Independence and Security Act. This act was passed into law in 2007 by President George W. Bush..
View a complete version of this act here: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/
What does E.I.S.A do to lighting?
E.I.S.A sets new standards in the lighting industry where, inefficient lighting options will be phased out in place of more energy efficient options.
What are the new E.I.S.A standards?
The new E.I.S.A standards will go into effect starting January 1, 2012 (January 2011 in California) starting with the 100 watt traditional incandescent light bulb. The phase out will continue through 2014.
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Are Incandescent light bulbs being banned?
No, incandescent light bulbs are not being banned. The new energy efficient standards do not ban traditional incandescent light bulbs; they are creating a standard for lighting that traditional incandescent lamps do not meet.
What are the various light bulb options?
With the new E.I.S.A standards, there are more energy efficient lighting options.
LEDs: LED bulbs supply as much light as an incandescent bulb, but use far less electricity. This innovative technology uses up to 85% less energy than incandescent bulbs, and up to 50% less energy than CFL bulbs. LED bulbs also have an exceptionally long life expectancy that is 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs. Most LED series have an average rated life of 50,000 hours and a 5 year warranty.
CFLs: Compact Fluorescent Lights, are perfect solution to exceed E.I.S.A standards. CFLs emit the same amount of light as traditional incandescent bulbs, while using 75 %less energy.
Halogens: Manufacturers are further expanding their comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient lighting products, with new Hybrid (IR) Halogen lamps. These new halogen lamps can produce the same light output and color rendering characteristics as incandescent, but use as much as 50% less energy. Not to mention, these lamps look and feel like the old incandescent people have grown to love.