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This plan reenacts recently removed light bulb efficiency standards to save money and decrease energy waste.
President Trump rolled back standards that would have forced certain types of lightbulbs to become more efficient by 2020. Less efficient lightbulbs like incandescent will remain around instead of being replaced by more efficient bulbs such as LEDs or CFLs. Replacing incandescents with bulbs that fit the 2020 standards would save money since incandescents waste more energy as heat and do not last as long as LEDs or CFLs. Consequently, more incandescents means higher energy prices and more wasted energy.
Negatives may argue that incandescents provide better lighting quality or that they cost less than LEDs. First, it depends on the lightbulb, but there is little different in lighting quality between incandescents and LEDs. Second, LEDs have experienced a massive decline in price, partly due to the stricter efficiency regulations. They are now only a little more expensive than incandescents and offer substantially greater savings in the long run.
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