On July 12, the Better Use of Light Bulb Act (H.R. 2417) that would have repealed energy efficiency standards for light bulbs in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 failed to gain a two-thirds vote necessary to pass the House because it was considered under a suspension of the rules. The bill lost 233-193 and failed to eliminate the light bulb provision of the 2007 law, which goes into effect for 100- watt incandescent bulbs January 1, 2012, and expands to include lower-wattage bulbs in each successive year until 2014. The bill also would have prevented state or local governments from passing similar laws.