in January, 2014, certain types of light bulbs will be phased out. We
take a look at some of the changes consumers should expect to see. As you walk
down the light bulb aisle, you may notice a few empty spots on the shelves.
phasing them out little by little," says assistant manager David Kinney, Mac's
the Energy Efficiency and Security Act signed into law in 2007 by President
George W. Bush, light bulbs are required to become more energy efficient. Earlier this
year, the 75 watt incandescent bulbs were phased out. And, come January,
2014, 60 and 40 watt bulbs will be phased out.
them down in the aisle a little bit and so, we can make more of the florescent
bulbs more available, so people can start buying them instead of the other
areas," says Kinney.
consumers aren't wasting any time to go green. From strings of light lights
to pre-lit Christmas trees, many of the holiday decorations are moving towards
know that old movie Christmas Vacation, you watch the meter just spin like a
100 miles an hour that won't happen with those new light bulbs," says
Kinney. "They spin a lot slower, and they are a lot more energy
efficient in the long run."
is a price difference between the two types of bulbs. Incandescent bulbs
typically cost $2-3 while LED bulbs cost about $8-9.
I said, you spend a little bit more, but in the long run, you'll get your money
out of them within a year or two."
While many stores continue to stock and carry incandescent bulbs,
time is running out. Once manufacturers stop making the bulbs, stock will
eventually run out and incandescent bulbs will no longer be available.
One of the benefits to using LED lights is they don't get as
hot. Typically, you can get 3-4 years out of one LED light. But, of
course that depends on what you're using it for.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:06 AM EST2014-03-09 05:06:58 GMT
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:04 AM EST2014-03-09 05:04:37 GMT
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:04 AM EST2014-03-09 05:04:04 GMT
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:00 AM EST2014-03-09 05:00:06 GMT
Chair-lifts were packed and tube runs were full, as hundreds of families enjoyed a day at the Bottineau Winter Park. But Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening
Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening of Annie's House, a new ski-lodge and adaptive center.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them. Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday. As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.