1000Bulbs.com Stocks up on Halogen PAR Bulbs Ahead of July 2012 Ban

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Internet lighting retailer 1000Bulbs.com increases Halogen PAR lamp inventory in response to customers' concern about US DOE bulb phase-out.

Halogen PAR38 Light Bulb

Halogen PAR38 Light Bulb

1000Bulbs.com was able to increase Halogen PAR inventory to such a level the company expects it to last well into 2013...

Though EISA 2007 and the ensuing ban of 100 watt incandescent light bulbs this year made headlines, the ban of another popular bulb, the Halogen PAR, did not. As detailed on the 1000Bulbs.com Blog, the PAR phase-out is not part of the EISA 2007 legislation, but rather 2009 US Department of Energy regulations. The regulations affect some of the most popular light bulbs on the market today including Halogen PAR38, PAR30, and PAR20 lamps, banning their production this July 14.

Recognizing the bulbs are a popular light source with businesses and homeowners alike, Internet lighting retailer 1000Bulbs.com has increased their inventory of Halogen PAR lamps. This move comes in response to 1000Bulbs.com customers who have expressed concern about the phase-out. Consumers fear the DOE regulations, which cover most Halogen PARs between 40 to 205 watts, will leave them without suitable replacements for outdoor lights, track lights, recessed can lights, and other Halogen lighting fixtures.

Because of the company's buying power, 1000Bulbs.com was able to increase Halogen PAR inventory to such a level the company expects it to last well into 2013, providing reprieve to concerned Halogen users. The company's sales and customer service staff has been trained to handle phone calls and other inquiries about the DOE regulations. This last step is to assure 1000Bulbs.com customers they can legally purchase and use Halogen PAR lamps. Though many customers have expressed concern over this last point, 1000Bulbs.com staff remind customers the ban affects the production, not the use or resale of the light bulbs.

Far from eschewing new, "green" technology, however, 1000Bulbs.com staff will also be able to direct customers to energy-saving replacements. Most eliminated PAR lamps, for example, can be replaced with IR Halogens, which have a special infrared coating on the Halogen capsule to redirect heat inward and increase the efficiency of the bulb. Bulbs like IR PARs meet the minimum efficiency requirements set by the DOE. Other alternatives include CFL and LED PAR bulbs and even some self-ballasted metal halide PAR lamps.

About 1000Bulbs.com: 1000Bulbs.com is an award-winning Internet-based lighting retailer. The company offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry.

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