Many of us in cooler climates have a fondness for 40- and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs, precisely because they give up 90% of energy used as heat. We use them in cookie tin water heaters, brooders, and other venues where we want to add heat — and some light, too. Most of us have heard that the "normal" 40 and 60 watters have been banned from sale in the U.S., and they have. But that's not the end of our favorite light bulbs. I spoke with an electric supply dealer very recently and asked him what could replace them. He said, "You don't have to. Two manufacturers, Westinghouse and Phillips, told us that they will continue to make a variety of standard-base, incandescent bulbs in those wattages and others. Since they are classified as 'specialty' bulbs, they're exempt from the Federal ban." So, good news for us — and our chickens!