Are you on the hunt for light bulbs made in the USA? When you go to the store to purchase replacement light bulbs for your table lamps and ceiling lights, you might be overwhelmed with the different types of light bulbs on the market now a days. There are LED and CFL bulbs, incandescent, florescent, and halogen bulbs…which one do you choose? And are any American made?
ARE THERE ANY LIGHT BULBS MADE IN THE USA?
In 2016 the last incandescent light bulb manufacturing plant in the USA closed its doors. It was an OSRAM Sylvania plant located in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. Incandescent light bulbs use more energy than LED and CFL bulbs. In 2022 under the direction of President Biden, the efficiency standards for lightbulbs changed to phase out incandescent and halogen light bulb use, and thus making their USA manufacturing unfavorable.
When we first posted this list, Sylvania LED light bulbs were assembled at LEDVANCE facilities located in St. Mary's, Pennsylvania and Versailles, Kentucky. Both of these facilities ceased operations in 2019.
We have not been able to find any more household light bulbs made in the USA.
However, OSRAM Sylvania has a plant in Hillsboro, New Hampshire that manufactures automotive light bulbs. In 2023, the company announced an expansion of this facility that would create up to 100 new jobs.
Since most consumers look to purchase a cheaper light bulb, most light bulbs are manufactured over seas in China where it is more cost effective for companies to do so.
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I am tired of all this imported junk from China. This is a national security risk and out government has failed to place tariffs to protect American made products. I hope we go war with China and bankrupt all these greedy companies when they no longer have product to sell, because China would no longer give them access to the U.S. market. It is sad hoe far downhill our country went, when we can no longer manufacture a lightbulb.
Regarding Sylvania Lighting, note the following:
Formed in January 2016, Feilo Sylvania is 80% owned by Shanghai Feilo Acoustics Co Ltd, which is principally engaged in the manufacture and distribution of lighting equipment. Headquartered in Shanghai, Shanghai Feilo Acoustics Co Ltd was founded in 1984 and is China’s first joint-stock company (SH 600651).
History – Sylvania Lighting
https://www.sylvania-lighting.com › company › about-us
According to Sylvania bulbs on Amazon, they are manufactured in CHINA!! I have ordered items in the past that claim to be made in the USA, only to receive with Made in China stamped on them.
Is there honesty and integrity in advertising anymore?
AGREED. China killed my Dad by switching out poisonous building products, everyong sued the company in USA but China never missed a beat.
Is there another place where these bulbs are sold, besides Amazon?
It looks like they closed both of their US factories. I searched both of them, and both names will give you articles about them closing a few years after being upgraded to manufacture American bulbs. I’m guessing they’re selling what’s left of their stock now, or else they’re lying about where they’re made. Correct me if I’m wrong, as I would love to be wrong about this. Sucks more people don’t buy American.
Please stop linking to Amazon!!!!!!!
Bravo! I usually follow up “Amazon” with “the great Mall of China”.
If we were to trust the internet there are at least three other manufacturers of LED bulbs in the USA:
– Green Creative
All the info I could find on Satco says their bulbs are Chinese made.
Green Creative light bulbs are made in China. The company is headquartered in Florida, and select fixtures are made in the states.
Cree Lighting fixtures are built in the USA. The bulbs are imported.
Hi there, thanks for this reference. It seems to be an USA company, green creative, that is not listed here – please confirm.
Wish I would have known about the Sylvania bulbs sooner. I have always looked for American made products but have just begun to be VERY diligent about it. Thanks for your site.
Sylvania Co. has sold and closed their production facilities in the USA. It was a short term test. Americans failed to care about working men and women of the USA by purchasing American made products. Menards still carries their inventory while they last.
Thanks for your page! Bought LEDs for inside the house yesterday – thank goodness I chose Sylvania. I was looking closely at where they were made. Sylvania was a few dollars more than the others made in some other country – but had to buy Made in USA – or Canada.
Nice try, and I don’t know how much you were paid to lie, but Sylvania lightbulbs are made in China, Germany, and Canada, but mostly in Shanghai, China.
Hudson Bulb co is also made in the USA
Hudson bulbs are not us made, they fool you by having the little us flag in there description
super stuff, USA USA USA