Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How are lightbulbs like potato chips?

Yup - that's what we said..

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has created a label, a lot like the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Nutrition Facts label, to be placed on lightbulbs starting in mid 2011 to help consumers decide which bulb is most adequate for their particular lighting application.

"The Lighting Facts label will indicate the lightbulb's wattage, brightness (lumens), light appearance (on a warm to cool scale), estimated annual energy cost and estimated life expectancy. These labels will be placed on the back of lightbulb packages and will "emphasize the brightness of bulbs" on the front of the package instead of "the current wattage information that's now prominently featured."

More info @ DailyTech