Consumer habit and trends

• A vast majority (87 percent) of respondents still use incandescent bulbs in their homes, but 53 percent plan to switch to a new technology, such as CFLs, LEDs or halogen, after the 100-watt is eliminated this January 2012.

• Within the past year, the majority of consumers have evaluated the types of lighting options they use and 62 percent of respondents reported they have changed or switched out a light bulb within the last year for energy efficiency reasons.

• 9 out of 10 consumers consider brightness, bulb longevity and price when choosing a light bulb.