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Traditional incandescent bulbs get SC lifeline

South Carolina legislators are throwing a lifeline to traditional incandescent light bulbs as they try to trump federal energy standards. Full story

Siemens to spin off lighting business Osram

Industrial engineering company Siemens AG said Tuesday it is shaking up its organizational chart, spinning off light bulb maker Osram and forging a new division that will focus on energy-efficient infrastructure projects in the world's cities. Full story

SC lawmakers take dim view of new light bulbs

South Carolina lawmakers are taking a stand in favor of states' lights. With incandescent bulbs being phased out under federal law, legislators want to exempt South Carolina from the measure. Full story

Light bulbs, abortion fuel Senate debate

The humble light bulb became a lightning rod in the Senate on Thursday — a debate so vitriolic that while the focus was supposed to be on better bulbs the talk went as far off-topic as abortion. Full story

Bulb ban hits Easy-Bake ovens

   The oven, loved by millions of young bakers, is collateral damage from Congress’ decision to outlaw old-school light bulbs: The heating element is a regular 100-watt incandescent. Brian Williams reports.

Battle of the bulbs

   Msnbc’s Richard Lui discusses why consumers are fighting to keep their incandescent light bulbs.

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Flames heat glass light bulbs before stems are attached at American Light Bulb Manufacturing Inc. in Mullins, S.C. With incandescent bulbs being phased out under federal law in favor of energy-efficient compact fluorescents, legislators want to exempt South Carolina from the measure, saying Washing