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Ban on traditional 40- and 60-watt light bulbs takes effect Jan. 1, but retailers can sell them until their supply runs out

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By Angie Wieck / The Forum

FARGO – Consumers will not be left in the dark by a Jan. 1 ban on the production of traditional 40- and 60-watt light bulbs.

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Alternatives such as compact fluorescent and LED bulbs are available, and retailers can continue to sell incandescent bulbs until their supply is depleted.

The move is the final phase of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which set energy efficiency standards for light bulbs.

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