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New light bulb laws will stop certain bulb manufacturing

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TYLER (KYTX) - Production of 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs will stop. It's a government mandate that is being implemented to create a more energy efficient society.

For the past few years the government has been phasing out different wattages of light bulbs. A couple years ago it was 100 watts and 75 watts. Some customers said being energy efficient is fine, but it's something each individual person needs to decide.

Everyday, in some shape, size, color or wattage, we're using light bulbs.

"I'm not happy with it," said light bulb consumer Cynthia Morse.

"I've already bought a number of regular light  bulbs that I'm storing because I don't feel like we need to be told what to get for our houses," Morse said.

Starting January 1, a government implemented manufacturing ban on the most popularly used 60 and 40 watt light bulbs will go into effect.

"Trying to concern energy as much as possible, we  have more people out there now that are using more and are energy if we  can find even the little things that can help," said Oncor Area Manager Tom Trimble.

Instead of using the standard florescent bulb, people will be encouraged to buy more efficient light bulbs like LED lights, or the compact florescent lamps.

"With the millions of bulbs on the system you're saving a lot of energy," said Trimble.

This issue with the new lights are they'll cost a lot more, but last a lot longer.

"It isn't it's not enough saving, I could do better buying the bulbs on sale and save more money," Morse said.

The standard 40-60 watt bulb cost about $0.40 a piece, the standard led light costs $10 dollars a bulb.

"It' going to be a large up front cost, the back end cost is where you're gonna save money, your electric bill  every one, your electric bill every year," said Trimble.

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