OSI Releases Light Bulb Study

The sixth annual SYLVANIA Socket Survey finds that 65 percent of Americans plan to switch to more energy-efficient lighting technologies, as a result of federally mandated legislation that is increasing efficiency standards. Yet, 30 percent of consumers say that they plan to buy a lot of traditional light bulbs where still available and will continue using them. This is a sharp increase from the 2012 Socket Survey which showed just 16 percent said that they plan to stockpile bulbs. Additional research highlights from this November 2013 study include:
1) 4 in 10 consumers are aware of the January 2014 phase out of 60W and 40W bulbs
2) More than half (59%) of consumers are excited about the phase out
3) 46 percent of consumers plan to switch to CFLs, 24 percent will opt for LEDs, and 13 percent say that they will choose halogens


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