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This product image courtesy of Philips Lighting shows a Philips EcoVantage Soft White 72 watt bulb. New federal standards were to kick in after the New Year requiring 100-watt bulbs to be more energy efficient. Then Congress, in a bill passed to keep the government running, blocked enforcement of the new law until October 2012. (AP Photo/Philips Lighting)

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