By now, you’ve likely heard that the U.S. government is trying to phase-out of inefficient incandescent light bulbs. What you might not know is that after October 2012, the 100 watt incandescent bulb will cease to be manufactured. As one of the brightest and most popular bulbs, this is likely to be a surprise to those who haven’t yet tried LEDs or CFLs. Even more worrisome is that up until recently, there were no energy-efficient equivalents with which to replace it.
CFLs are notoriously dim and LEDs have been slowly working their way up the wattage scale. Now, we’re happy to report that a bonafied substitute for the 100W incandescent light bulb has finally arrived. Sylvania today announced the release of the new ULTRA LED omnidirectional A21 bulb. The A21 is the LED equivalent of an 100 watt traditional light bulb, yet consumes only 20-watts of electricity saving a bundle of energy and money over its long lifetime.