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Light Bulbs: Know the Different Types

Incandescent lamps come in various shapes and sizes, all designated by a letter or letters followed by a number. The letter is to identify the lamp’s shape while the numerical designation is to identify the diameter of the lamp in an eighth of an inch.

Example: 60A19
60: Wattage (60 W)
A: Bulb shape
19: Maximum bulb diameter, in eighths of an inch. (19 ÷ 8 = 2.38 in)

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In 2012 tough new energy efficiency standards for incandescent bulbs take place in the USA and by proxy in Canada. That does not mean the end of the incandescent bulb as we know it. Researchers have been active developing more efficient incandescent bulbs to meet the needs of consumers looking for a light source that cannot always be replaced by CFL or LED technology. Read the following article in the NY Times

Incandescent Bulbs Return to the Cutting Edge –