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No Need to Change That Lightbulb... Until Late Next Year

Four years ago, the U.S. Congress, to great fanfare, passed a law aiming to phase out the incandescent lightbulb in favor of longer-lasting, more energy-efficient alternatives. Recently, to even more fanfare, the U.S. Congress changed its mind. Whether this is good news or bad news is a matter of opinion.

What Does a $25 Light Bulb Get You?

If all goes as planned, the phase out of incandescent light bulbs will begin next year and continue through 2014, when light bulb makers hope we'll have adopted LED bulbs as our new favorite light source. But manufactures have to overcome a few obstacles before consumers will be ready to make the switch.