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More costly, more efficient light bulbs could change how you shop

Local stores are phasing out standard incandescent bulbs as a federal ban goes into effect, with manufacturers' support. The new bulbs can cost upwards of $20, but they can also last for decades. The Star Tribune takes a look at how the light bulb is shifting from a cheap commodity to an investment.
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Local stores are phasing out standard incandescent bulbs as a federal ban goes into effect, with manufacturers' support. The new bulbs can cost upwards of $20, but they can also last for decades. The Star Tribune takes a look at how the light bulb is shifting from a cheap commodity to an investment.

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