GE Publishes Position Paper on Lighting Efficiency Laws and Industry Transformation
The changes, which are the result of the “Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007,” a law enacted by Congress in 2008 and signed by President George W. Bush, include:
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GE Lighting's position paper, A Transforming Global Lighting Industry, provides perspective on lighting legislation and the energy-efficient lighting technologies that are available to consumers and businesses now and in the years ahead. It's available for free at www.gelighting.com/2012.
“The coming changes will usher in a new, better way to light our workplaces and homes,” says Michael Petras, GE Lighting's president and CEO. “Incandescent bulbs have served us well for over 100 years, but the time has come to adopt more energy-efficient products. Reliable and trusted companies such as GE are researching lighting solutions with an eye toward our children's future. We're investing in the development of a variety of lighting products based on advanced halogen, compact fluorescent, and light-emitting diode platforms.”
The GE position paper provides:
- A summary of the profound transformation of the global lighting industry that's underway and its effect on consumers, including U.S. laws taking effect starting in January 2012 through 2014.
- An assessment of lighting options available to consumers when 100-watt, 75-watt, 60-watt and 40-watt standard household incandescent light bulbs are no longer made.
- Forecasts of the “solid-state age” on the horizon, a look at progress made with commercial LED solutions, and the current “buyer-beware” nature of household LED lighting.
- A review of how GE Lighting's focus on quality, reliability and business investment will benefit customers in upcoming years.
* Reduced by 25 percent for Modified Spectrum (Reveal) Lamps.
** CA adopted standards one year earlier.