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JLC • NEW ENGLAND EDITION • NOVEMBER 1995 JLC • NEW ENGLAND EDITION • NOVEMBER 1995/0 As of November 1, 1995, the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT) bans certain bulbs as being too inefficient (see Figure 1). These include those $1 fluorescent tubes you see everywhere, as well as the most common downlight reflector lamps. The ban means that you will have to pay closer attention to how you choose bulbs. As you face the new lighting market, here are some facts you need to understand about the light put out by various bulbs. Light Quality The two measurements of light quality you should be familiar with are color temperature and CRI,