Some folks are up in arms over Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, which requires about 25% more efficient light bulbs starting in January 2012.  The bi-partisan law phases out the standard Edison bulb in favor of better options like this upgraded light bulb.  The Philips EcoVantage light offers an incremental improvement over the norm with 28% energy savings, a low price, and incandescent-style light.

Specifically, the 29-watt EcoVantage light bulb replaces the standard 40-watt incandescent, the 43-watt bulb replaces the 60-watt incandescent, and the 72-watt bulb replaces the 100-watt incandescent.

EcoVantage lights are dimmable, mercury-free, and cheap — about $2.99 per pack — according to an email from a representative from Philips.

The EcoVantage bulb is available exclusively at Home Depot.  And, to be clear, it’s an incandescent that uses halogen technology, so it has about the same lifespan of 1,000 hours.  Alternatively, if you want a light bulb with a significantly longer life, low energy use, and incandescent-like color, perhaps the Philips AmbientLED would work.

Credits: Philips Lighting.