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Incandescent light bulbs are used in a wide number of applications in and around the home. The most familiar incandescent is the A-shape (A19) with a medium screw-in base that is common in general household lighting such as table lamps. Incandescents use a lot of energy to generate light, however much of that energy is lost as heat. Since 2007 there has been a slow phase out of incandescent lights with only a few specialty bulbs exempt, including antique bulbs and rough service bulbs. As of January 2018, California banned incandescent bulbs in favor of energy efficient light bulbs. California retailers are allowed to finish selling through existing stock, but incandescent bulbs will soon be gone from the shelves. However, even if you live in California, you can continue to get the incandescent bulbs you love right here at


Antique and vintage light bulbs are reproductions of turn-of-the-century lighting. Recognizable by their unique filaments, these bulbs deliver a warm glow and are a popular choice for DIY and restoration projects. Due to the low Lumen output, antique bulbs are for decorative use only.

Halogen light bulbs contain a small capsule filled with Halogen gas, which emits a bright white light. Using the same amount of power as incandescents, these lights last longer and produce a better quality light. Halogen bulbs are sensitive to the oils on your skin. These oils can cause hot spots on the lens which cause the glass to break when heated so it is recommended that you wear gloves when handling them.

Fluorescent tubes produce light by making the phosphor coating inside the tube glow. Depending on the makeup of the phosphor coating, linear fluorescents can provide a higher color rendering index (CRI) to help color appear more natural. The 800 series have CRIs in the 80s while the 900 series have a high CRI of 90 or higher. Tube guards are also available to protect lamps from moisture, dust, and accidental breakage. Fluorescent tubes are suitable for use in office buildings, warehouses, workshops, and big-box retail stores.

CFL bulbs (compact fluorescents), are smaller versions of fluorescent lights made into a variety of shape and sizes. CFL light bulbs use less energy than incandescents while emitting a similar Lumen output. These lamps require a warmup period and most should not be paired with vacancy sensors, occupancy sensors, or photocells. The repetitive on-off cycles that occurs when paired with these technologies can shorten the life of the bulb.

High intensity discharge lights (HID) include metal halide, high pressure sodium (HPS), and mercury vapor lights. HID light bulbs emit a large amount of light and are commonly found in parking lots, streets, and warehouse lighting. Like fluorescent bulbs, HID bulbs require a ballast to operate.

LED light bulbs are up to 80 percent more efficient than traditional lighting. These bulbs can be found in a variety of shapes including BRs, MRs, and LED tubes. Some LED lighting may qualify for rebates on top of the exceptional energy savings. Look for bulbs that are Energy Star, Title 24, and JA8 rated.

Light bulbs can do more than just brighten up a room. They can set a mood, save energy and increase safety. The thing is, you have so many options it can be a challenge to find the right light bulbs. LED light bulbs, tube lights, black light bulbs, night lights and light bulbs that change colors - the list goes on in all kinds of shapes, sizes and watts.

Incandescent light bulbs were the traditional light bulb standard for many years, but LED light bulbs are the new go-to light bulb for many reasons. They use less energy and last longer. They get bright instantly and can produce a light color range from warm yellow to cool bluer white. We carry a wide selection of LED light bulbs and LED tube lights, any bulb you need for your home.

CFL bulbs are also long lasting and up to ten times longer than incandescent light bulbs, while using around 75 percent less energy to produce the same brightness. The CFL light color ranges from warm yellow to cool blue. CFL bulbs usually come in a spiral-shaped design and can be used in many different fixtures around your home, including indoor lamps and outdoor post lights.

Style may not be the first thing you think about when you think light bulbs, but you can update your decor with a variety of light bulbs. Decorative light bulbs come in a range of styles. Imagine the look and feel of a room lit by a collection of vintage light bulbs. Sometimes called Edison light bulbs, vintage light bulbs can add a polished, classy vibe to any room. They come in many shapes and sizes and are distinguished by the antique-style filament in the center.

The Home Depot makes it easy to shop for the perfect light bulb. We carry all the light bulb options a person could need from fluorescent tube lights to colored light bulbs and more. If you need help finding the right light bulb, check out our Types of Light Bulbs buying guide.

If every American home replaced just one light bulb with one LED bulb that has earned the ENERGY STAR, we would save about $580 million in energy costs and prevent 7 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equivalent to those from about 690,000 cars.

The ask is simple: Make the most of every life moment by lighting them with ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs. Only LED bulbs that have earned the ENERGY STAR label are independently certified to deliver the quality and performance you deserve. With ENERGY STAR you get:

BulbAmerica wants to help make finding the right Light Bulb simple. After all, there are a number of attributes to consider when buying a bulb such as beam angles, lumen's, shapes, wattage, color temperature, and other energy efficient factors that all truly matter. This is especially important as this choice will reflect how you are going to light up your home, office, business, stage, or studio.

That is why BulbAmerica offers the largest selection of "Light Bulbs" on the Internet at the most competitive prices. We work directly with Philips, Osram Sylvania, GE bulbs, Ushio, Platinum, Satco, Sunlite, Luxrite and every other bulb manufacturer on a regular basis to make sure you are getting the best products at the best pricing. More importantly, we are here to assist you in finding the right bulb and furthermore will guarantee that you are happy with your purchase. So buy with peace of mind and let us help brighten up your day.

BulbAmerica offers light bulbs with the latest in lighting technology including AluPAR lamps and IR MR16 halogen GE bulbs and high performing MSD and MSR bulbs from Philips to name just a few. From projection, to medical applications, and automobiles, we offer GE bulbs for all specialty applications. Consumers trying to save on their energy costs and consumption will find our selection of high performance halogen, CFL, LED and metal halide replacement bulbs perfect for reducing energy draws while maintaining excellent light quality and desirable color temperature for premium bulbs. For parties, creative lighting, and specialty outdoor lighting, check out our colored and color changing LED bulbs to add a splash of color to your ambient wherever you need it. In addition to light bulbs, we have a large catalog of lighting accessories which include projector lamps, automotive bulbs, lamp sockets and holders, chain switches, DYS bulb reflectors, drop lights, night lights, and lamp starters so you can perfect your lighting.

We stock all of the major brands including Osram bulbs, Philips bulbs, GE bulbs, Ushio bulbs, Sylvania Bulbs, and more so you can be sure that the light bulb you purchase is of the highest quality. Check out our huge selection!

The Trump administration is rolling back requirements for new, energy-efficient lightbulbs. The Energy Department announced the move on Wednesday, withdrawing standards that were to be put in place to make commonly used bulbs more efficient.

The new standards were included in energy legislation implemented under President George W. Bush and finalized under the Obama administration. They were set to go into effect in January 2020 and gradually phase out incandescent and halogen bulbs. This includes the everyday pear-shaped bulbs as well as bulbs used for items such as bathroom vanities, recessed lighting and candle-shape lights, to be replaced with energy-efficient, LED versions, which are illuminated by light-emitting diodes.

Last March, NPR's Jeff Brady reported, "Thanks to a 2007 law signed by President George W. Bush, shelves these days are largely stocked with LED bulbs that look more like the traditional pear-shape incandescent version but use just one-fifth the energy. A second wave of lightbulb changes was set to happen. But now the Trump administration wants to undo an Obama-era regulation designed to make a wide array of specialty lightbulbs more energy-efficient."

Critics of the reversal say it will mean higher energy bills and more pollution. "The rollback will eliminate energy-efficient standards for lightbulbs that were slated to take effect in January that would save consumers billions of dollars and reduce millions of tons of climate change carbon dioxide emissions," says Andrew deLaski, executive director of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project.

DeLaski says, "Every time a consumer shifts to an LED, that lightbulb is going to last 10 years or longer. So the lightbulb manufacturers are trying to save technology that keeps the consumer coming back to buy another bulb every year, but still wastes a lot of energy."

When you switch to energy-efficient lighting, you can light your home using the same amount of light for less money. Lighting accounts for around 15% of an average home's electricity use, and the average household saves about $225 in energy costs per year by using LED lighting. if you are still using incandescent light bulbs, switching to energy-efficient lighting is one of the fastest ways to cut your energy bills. For high-quality products with the greatest energy savings, choose bulbs that have earned the ENERGY STAR. 041b061a72


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