New law leads to light bulb hoarders
incandescent light bulb, and she's been prepping for the coming incandescent apocalypse for the last couple of years. "I hoard incandescent light bulbs," she said Tuesday with a laugh. As of Jan. 1, federal legislation will ban the manufacture of bulbs rated at 40 watts or more. The move is intended to usher in more energy-efficient lighting technology and replace incandescent bulbs, which helped beat back the night for more than a century, but expend most of their energy producing heat rather than light.