Why Did Texas Ban This Item? What You Need To Know
Once upon a time in Texas, there was a very old-fashioned kind of light bulb called the incandescent bulb. You know, the kind with a thin wire inside that gets really hot and makes light. Well, Texas decided it was time to say goodbye to these old bulbs. Why? The simple answer is that they drink up way too much electricity.
According to an article from Family Handyman, this doesn't mean you must throw your old bulbs away. You can still use them if you've got them. But when you go to the store, you won't find these old bulbs anymore. Instead, you'll notice clever bulbs that save energy. This means they use less electricity to give you the same amount of light.
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What's so great about not being able to buy these old bulbs? First off, these old light bulbs are not good at saving energy. Times and technology have changed. By switching to bulbs that are better at saving power, Texans can save a lot of money. In fact, all the people in Texas together can save about 3 billion dollars a year on their electricity bills.
That's not all of the good news. New bulbs that save energy also help keep the air clean. By using less electricity, we don't need to make as much, which means less nasty stuff gets into the air we breathe.
Now, what can you buy instead of the old light bulb? Consider LED bulbs. They are like little energy-saving ninjas. They use little power and last so long that you might forget when you bought them.
Even though there are some who might miss the old light bulbs a bit, it's a smart move for Texas. With new energy-saving bulbs, we save money, breathe easier, and still get all the light we need. It's a win for everyone.
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