The change to more efficient bulbs has some claiming that Congress has now banned incandescent light bulbs. But they only banned inefficient incandescent bulbs in 2012. According to NY Times No Joke, Bulb Change Is Challenge for U.S. there are more efficient bulbs on the way.
Other highlights of the article:
* compact fluorescents have a mercury problem that could grow as use of them increases.
* LEDs may be offer the best hope. Their life span is 50,000 hours while incandescents is 1,000 hours and compact fluorescents is 6,000 hours. One problems is that they do not deliver the white light of the other bulbs.