HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- The traditional light bulbs you are used to seeing are going to be phased out starting at the beginning of the year.
Due to an energy law, manufacturers will no longer be allowed to make and distribute certain incandescent bulbs.
Production of 40 and 60-watt incandescent bulbs will be stopped Jan. 1. 2014, while manufacturers already stopped making the 75 and 100-watt bulbs at the beginning of 2013.
The incandescent bulbs are being replaced by LED, halogen, and CFL lights.
"The LEDs are a lot more energy efficient. They last 50,000 hours. They'll last longer than most things do out there. They also produce a little bit better light and they're instant on and they don't flicker like the CFLs do," said Scott Lanier, the assistant manager at The Home Depot in Harrisonburg .
He also said he's seeing a lot of people stocking up on the incandescent light bulbs.
"People have been buying the 60s. Right now we're selling the combo packs of the 60s for a good price. People are coming in and stocking up to get everything so when the light bulbs do go away, they have a mass quantity," said Lanier.
The incandescent bulbs won't immediately be taken off the shelves on Jan. 1 as stores will continue to sell them until they are out of stock.
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