Why does everything need to be complicated? It used to be that you would just buy some light bulbs and screw them in. But soon, when you buy a new light bulb you’ll see a new Nutrition Facts-style label that shows you the numbers most important to you: like how bright the bulb is, what the energy cost is, and when they’ll burn out.
I guess it’s a good thing. I just like to buy bulbs and plug them in without worrying about the facts. The new numbers tell you a bulb’s typical energy cost and average lifespan, which are probably the mainthings I would want to know. The new light bulb labels are expected to arrive sometime in mid-2011.