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Legislation - Incandescent household bulbs

Starting in 2012 phased-out bulbs will need to be replaced with energy efficient bulbs. Use this comparison guide to see the products affected by the Energy Independence and Security Act and to see the Philips energy efficient replacement options. All replacement bulbs are recommended based on the closest lumen output.

Effective date:

But there are a few exceptions to this rule:

  • January 2012 to January 2014
  • Appliance
  • Outdoor
  • Specialty

See the complete listing of exempted bulbs in the Light Bulb Exemptions Section.

Affected Light Bulbs:

  • A-Shape
  • Decorative Candles
  • Globes
  • Post Lights