(KCEN) -- The federal government has pulled the plug on the production of 75-watt light bulbs and by 2014, it will be lights out for the 60 and 40-watt light bulbs too.
These changes are coming because the government is trying to go green and by 2014, most screw in bulbs must use at least 27 percent less energy.
David Baca, who is the Assistant Store Manager at Home Depot in Killeen, said, "And the LED technology uses even less than a compact fluorescent light bulb at about 10-and-a-half watts for usage."
Here's what's neat about LED lights, one bulb can last as long as 25 traditional bulbs. That's because the LED produce less heat. You can touch the bulb without getting burned.
Baca said most of his customers are using CFLs right now and while the LED technology is more advanced, they're hard to sell in a tough economy.
He said, "They can be very, very pricey but when you think about something lasts 22 years, you're probably going to pack it up and move it with you when you leave your house if you ever do."
But prices on LEDs are dropping.
Think of it as an investment, because you will be saving energy.
The 75-watt bulbs are still available for purchase in store.
Home Depot says they will carry them until their stock runs out, which may be in about three months.