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The agency estimates that for every dollar spent to comply with the new standards, Americans will see between $118 and $267 in health benefits -- eventually adding up to $1.8 to $2.4 billion in annual health and economic benefits.
The 40- and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs turn 90 percent of the energy they consume into heat. More efficient incandescents will be available, in addition to the rainbow of now-cheap LEDs and CFLs.