The Canadian Federal Government will begin banning old-fashioned light bulbs in favour of fluorescent and LED bulbs. The first step took place on January 1, 2014. Manufacturers can no longer supply the Canadian market with 75-watt and 100-watt incandescent bulbs. Retailers can continue to sell whatever stock they have left, but new supply wont be coming in.
The 40-watt and 60-watt incandescent bulbs will be added to the ban list in 2015. Homeowners are expected to save around $60 annually in electricity costs by using fluorescent and LED bulbs.
Fluorescent and LED bulbs cost a lot more than incandescent ones, but they last a lot longer. The savings on your electricity bill will also offset the price.