We get this question all of the time. Short answer is this: No, they are not illegal or banned. The long answer is this: The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 set maximum wattage requirements for the production of incandescent light bulbs to make them more efficient. This act effectively banned the manufacture and import of traditional incandescent light bulbs. However, there are exceptions, like rough service bulbs, outdoor and signage bulbs, and other less common types. Give us a call at 888-757-9591 or take a look at our selection here. We carry a wide selection of incandescent products.
If you love the light of a traditional incandescent bulb and you haven’t made the change because CFLs seem too blue, or LED light seems to harsh, we recommend that you revisit some newer technologies. LED and CFL bulbs are better than ever before and LED pricing has finally matched the consumer marketplace.
We talk to customers all of the time that want the look of incandescent bulbs but the energy savings of LED. They don’t like the look of the traditional LEDs when they are in exposed fixtures. I understand- I love LEDs and use them in my house, but for my fixtures where the bulb can be seen, I like the classic look of a filament bulb.