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The End Of The Bulb As We Know It? Not Quite

Jan 2, 2014
(Northwest News Network)

January 1 is the end of the era of your standard, soft white Edison-designed incandescent bulb in the United States. Or at least, in theory.

But loopholes in the law will make the incandescent still widely available — if you really want it.

Bruce Cudmore, the purchasing manager at Carr Sales & Lighting Center in Spokane, is down to his last few 40-watt bulbs, or lamps, as they say in the business.