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Good idea? Time to find a new use for old light bulbs

Pasadena Doo Dah Parade
Charles DeValle or as he called himself Uncle Fester, also known as Fester Addams, a member of the fictional Addams Family, turns on lightbulbs during The 39th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena, Calif. on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Known for it’s inventive, zany parade of art cars and floats the parade began as a grassroots event in 1978 to gain national attention for its eccentric and, often, irreverent satire. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

The Biden administration is looking to completely end the use of incandescent light bulbs and make the switch to LED by July 2023.

Biden officials call it a money-saving endeavor that will also reduce climate-changing emissions and advance the president’s clean energy agenda.


Manufacturers have 75 days to phase out the production of the high-energy light bulbs.

The administration promises that new policy will save consumers some $3 billion per year, slash carbon emissions by 222 million metric tons over the next three decades.

Manufacturers will have to make the switch by Jan. 1.

The Energy Department is pushing for the use of LED lights instead, which are more energy efficient but less flattering, according to older Americans.