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Did you know the government is phasing out incandescent light bulbs?  A lot of Americans don't know about the progressive ban that is slated to start in 2012.  For others, the concern is negligible because their families' are already phasing them out on their own. 

Below are the results of a survey that gets to the heart of American's attitudes and understandings about the upcoming ban.

Here are the results of the IKEA lighting survey, conducted by telephone in December 2010 by Harris Interactive among 1,011 US adults. [via businesswire]

  • Changing light bulbs in home to energy saving lights. Nearly two-thirds (59%) of Americans have changed majority of light bulbs in their homes to energy saving lights. Women (63%) are more likely to have changed their bulbs than men (55%).
  • Awareness of US Legislation; The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 which will mandate more efficient light bulbs by 2012-2014. More than half (61%) of Americans are not aware of the legislation to phase out incandescent light bulbs. And 84% of people, ages 18-24, are not aware of the legislation.
  • Concern for energy saving lights. More than two-thirds (67%) of Americans care about using energy saving lights. And more than half (56%) of Americans are ready to switch to energy saving lights.
  • Saving money. Nearly 8 in 10 (79%) Americans believe that using energy saving lights will save them money.
  • Disposal of old bulbs. 62% of Americans are not concerned about disposal of old bulbs.
  • Environmental Practice. 81% of Americans say that using energy saving lights is a good environmental practice.
  • Light color and intensity concern. Only 14% of Americans are “very concerned” about light color, in regards to the change from incandescent to energy saving lights in their homes. 51% of Americans are “not at all concerned” about light color. More than half (61%) of Americans are not concerned about light intensity, in regards to the change from incandescent to energy saving lights in their homes.

    73% of Americans are not concerned about being able to dim the lights with energy saving lights. In regard to the change from incandescent to energy saving lights, more than half (56%) of Americans are not concerned about the bulb not being able to fit in their regular light fixtures.

 

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