G.E. to phase out compact fluorescent light bulbs

yhst-28687261952425_2267_6060832General Electric is going to stop making CFLs (compact fluorescent light bulbs).
G.E. said on Monday that it would stop making and selling the bulbs in the United States by the end of 2016.

“Now is the right time to transition from CFL to LED,” said John Strainic, chief operating officer of consumer and conventional lighting at GE Lighting. “There are so many choices that a consumer has for one socket in their home that it’s overwhelming. This will help simplify that.”

LEDs were more expensive, with bulbs often running $30, but the technology found fans who said they offered better light quality. Prices dropped steadily, falling well below $5 for a basic bulb last year, in part because of government regulations making it easier for them to qualify for generous discounts.

Link to New York Time Article

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