Do you avoid using compact fluorescent bulbs in your home because of the mercury they contain? If you do, but you’d still like to replace standard incandescent bulbs with something more energy efficient, take a look at the EcoVantage bulbs from Philips Electronics. These bulbs have been sold in limited release (online and in California), but they’ll be available in brick-and-mortar stores later this month. These bulbs are available in soft white, natural light, and clear. They are the standard A-shape, so they’ll fit in household fixtures and lamps. They contain no mercury, and they save 28% of the energy used by standard incandescents. EcoVantage bulbs comply with the Energy Independence and Security Act 2007 efficiency standards. If you can’t wait to get your hands on some, Amazon.com sells the Philips EcoVantage lightbulbs in 2-packs (prices vary between $5.00 and $8.00).
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