Lights out for incandescent light bulbs starts Jan.1



Amanda Gaudet, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:40 PM ET

Turn em off, Canada. Starting in 2014, you'll have a hard time replacing your incandescent light bulbs, as new government regulations kick in.

In an attempt to make the country more energy efficient in the New Year, the federal government is phasing out 75- and 100-watt incandescent bulbs starting Jan. 1.

Retailers will be allowed to sell off any remaining stock they have on their shelves, but after Wednesday manufactures can no longer supply the bulbs to the Canadian market.

"Right now it's just the two sizes of bulbs that they're getting rid of," an employee at a St. Jacobs, Ont., Home Hardware told QMI Agency. "We have them on a display skid in the middle aisle of the store ... Retailers are allowed to see them until there is no more (in stock). We will not get another supply."