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  •  Yes they are... (2+ / 0-)
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    75W and 100W A19 (standard light bulbs) were phased out last year. Old stocks can continue to be sold until they are
    exhausted. 60W and 40W A19's are scheduled to be phased out next year.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    Yes, energy efficient halogen A19 bulbs are available that act much like the older ones but are no where near as efficient as LED bulbs or even CFL's.

    Work lights, appliance bulbs, 3way and other specialty bulbs will continue to be sold, but standard A19 light bulbs ARE being phased out.

    And yes, I do sell LED and other bulbs for a living.

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    by PlinytheWelder on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 05:55:44 PM PDT

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    •  Yes and no. What has ahappened is that there (1+ / 0-)
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      are efficiency requirements imposed on A19 bulbs for any given luminosity. Thus the old 60 watt A19 incandescent has been replaced by a 57 watt A 19 incandescent. It is the oppinion of somebody at Wikipedia that the standards will soon become impossible to meet, though at least one manufacturer is claiming to have already hit 50 a percent energy efficiency increase.

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      by enhydra lutris on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 07:36:18 PM PDT

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      •  The A19 60 watt equivalent incandescents (0+ / 0-)

        ..that I've bought are 43 watts. Pictured in this article, about $3.00 for a pack of two.

        http://www.bobvila.com/...

        Not the end of the world for the RW crazies.

        •  I think the wattage limit/efficiency limit (1+ / 0-)
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          gets progressively tighter. The ones I have were purchased some time ago.

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          by enhydra lutris on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 08:16:10 AM PDT

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