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Light bulb sale thread!!!

Posted on 12/04/2011 3:48:27 PM PST by djf

I don't know of any now... but here are my thoughts... Sometime between now and Jan 1 large chains and even local stores will DUMP THEIR INVENTORY possibly for PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR!

So if you hear about good deals for 100 watters, please post away. I need to stock up on the clear ones...


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KEYWORDS: climatechange; envioronment; globalwarming; lightbulb; lightbulbs
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1 posted on 12/04/2011 3:48:27 PM PST by djf
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To: djf

Ask Fred Upton if he knows of any good buys.


2 posted on 12/04/2011 3:49:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: djf; All

Hubby and I have a difference of opinion....is this a nationwide ban on 100 watt bulbs or just the state of Cali?


3 posted on 12/04/2011 3:53:14 PM PST by CAluvdubya
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To: CAluvdubya

Nationwide. Sorry! :(


4 posted on 12/04/2011 3:54:56 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: djf

Been unloading truckloads of the incandescents the last few weeks,gonna stock up,thank you Mr. Edison.


5 posted on 12/04/2011 3:57:19 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: djf

Our local Home Depot has pallets of bulbs, with about 20% off sale tag. There is a sign that is explaining the new law, I have been surprised how many people didn’t know.


6 posted on 12/04/2011 3:57:43 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: djf

http://www.amazon.com/SYLVANIA-12709-100-Watt-130-Volt-Household/dp/B000BPASJM/ref=sr_1_4?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1323042524&sr=1-4


7 posted on 12/04/2011 3:58:35 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich: Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Still Thinking
Nationwide????

I think there are exceptions in SC and TX.

8 posted on 12/04/2011 3:59:14 PM PST by Freeper (Obama - Please STOP representing MY country!)
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To: mdittmar
When incndescents are banned....

only outlaws will have them.

9 posted on 12/04/2011 3:59:20 PM PST by spokeshave (Cain....100% American, 100% Black and 100% for the Constitution...999 an added benefit.)
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To: Freeper

I’ve not heard of any exception here in South Carolina. Doubt there is one as this is a Federal law. Why would one or two states be exempted?


10 posted on 12/04/2011 4:04:40 PM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: upchuck

There was some talk about manufacturing them for sale within the state of Michigan as a means of sidestepping the law. Unfortunately few industries can survive entirely within the borders of a single state.


11 posted on 12/04/2011 4:08:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: djf

what about 250 watt bulbs? That’s what I use. are those banned too?


12 posted on 12/04/2011 4:09:04 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: djf
bulbs.com

cases of 48 @ 66 cents per bulb.

13 posted on 12/04/2011 4:09:36 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: djf
The Founding Fathers would be proud. A ****ing "government" telling the people what kind of light bulbs they are allowed to have and we let them do it.
14 posted on 12/04/2011 4:11:24 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: djf
Not sure if this info is accurate. Also don't forget there are industrial/hospital type incandescents out there also.

Dispelling Myths about the Federal Light Bulb Standard

The following post is a contribution from Midwest Account Manager working in support of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program Nora Buehler, with ICF International.

News of the imminent demise of the incandescent light bulb in the U.S. marketplace is greatly exaggerated. While the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) eventually requires that all general service lamps (i.e., light bulbs) use 60-70% less energy than today’s typical incandescent bulbs[i], the standards set by the bill are technology neutral and phase in over an 8 year period beginning January 2012—initially reducing energy use by 25% percent.[ii] Here are some misconceptions about EISA and a few facts to dispel them:

Myth #1: CFLs will be required by 2012 and incandescent will be banned

Under the new law, screw-based bulbs will be required to use less electricity (measured in watts) for the amount of light produced (measured in lumens). The table below, directly from EISA 2007 legislation, shows the new requirements that come into effect between 2012 and 2014. The table generally corresponds from top to bottom to 100, 75, 60, and 40 watt traditional incandescent bulbs.[iii]

GENERAL SERVICE INCANDESCENT LAMPS
Rated Lumen Ranges Maximum Rate Wattage Minimum Rate Lifetime Effective Date
1490-2600 72 1,000 hrs 1/1/2012
1050-1489 53 1,000 hrs 1/1/2013
750-1049 43 1,000 hrs 1/1/2014
310-749 29 1,000 hrs 1/1/2014

15 posted on 12/04/2011 4:12:30 PM PST by deport
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To: upchuck

SC proposes to build the bulb . . . . . .
“An incandescent light bulb that is manufactured commercially or privately in this state from basic materials that can be manufactured without the inclusion of any significant parts imported from another state and is offered for sale and sold for use only within the borders of this state is deemed to be in the stream of intrastate commerce, rather than interstate commerce, and is not subject to federal law or federal regulation,”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/02/28/lights-south-carolina-lawmakers-introduce-restore-incandescent-bulbs/#ixzz1fc7ZBnk6


16 posted on 12/04/2011 4:12:41 PM PST by Freeper (Obama - Please STOP representing MY country!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed?

-James Madison
17 posted on 12/04/2011 4:13:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: spokeshave
Well call me an outlaw,cause I'm gonna buy them by the case,with my employee discount;)

Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!
Thomas A. Edison

18 posted on 12/04/2011 4:13:46 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: djf
Land of the free and we have to buy government sanctioned light bulbs....

(SPIT!)

19 posted on 12/04/2011 4:15:06 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: djf

Any buggy whip sales going on? I need one to make my car go faster.


20 posted on 12/04/2011 4:18:14 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where INVITED Freepers will meet again next summer. Jim Robinson Too)
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To: Freeper

I’ve not heard of any exception here in South Carolina. Doubt there is one as this is a Federal law. Why would one or two states be exempted?


21 posted on 12/04/2011 4:22:25 PM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Freeper

I’ve not heard of any exception here in South Carolina. Doubt there is one as this is a Federal law. Why would one or two states be exempted?


22 posted on 12/04/2011 4:22:30 PM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Freeper

I’ve not heard of any exception here in South Carolina. Doubt there is one as this is a Federal law. Why would one or two states be exempted?


23 posted on 12/04/2011 4:22:35 PM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Freeper

I’ve not heard of any exception here in South Carolina. Doubt there is one as this is a Federal law. Why would one or two states be exempted?


24 posted on 12/04/2011 4:22:43 PM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: djf
Big Sale on Candles.

Sorry but this is silly. LED's are coming. Get used to it.

25 posted on 12/04/2011 4:24:34 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where INVITED Freepers will meet again next summer. Jim Robinson Too)
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To: Utah Binger

Don’t think the automobile was a Federal Government mandate,maybe I’m mistaken.


26 posted on 12/04/2011 4:24:37 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: Freeper; cripplecreek

You’re right. I had forgotten about that. However, I have heard nothing about manufacturing 100 watt light bulbs here in SC.

I think cripplecreek was right in reply #11, “Unfortunately few industries can survive entirely within the borders of a single state.”


27 posted on 12/04/2011 4:24:38 PM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Freeper

I’ve not heard of any exception here in South Carolina. Doubt there is one as this is a Federal law. Why would one or two states be exempted?


28 posted on 12/04/2011 4:25:07 PM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: djf

Importantly, make sure the Lumens (brightness) rating on the bulbs are at least 1500. Some manufacturers are trying to sell 100W bulbs with as little as 900 Lumens, which is about as bright as a 60W.


29 posted on 12/04/2011 4:26:43 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Utah Binger
Sorry but this is silly. LED's are coming. Get used to it.

LEDs are fine but expensive. So will you be OK with it when the government declares combustion engines to be illegal?
30 posted on 12/04/2011 4:27:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: djf

Hands in the air, step away from the American made lightbulb!

31 posted on 12/04/2011 4:33:10 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: mdittmar

Sorry, we have bigger problems than light bulbs. Besides who really understands that technology is changing for the better. We are saving $300 a month in our small museum using LED’s. There really are a few things we need to pay attention to without getting on the old timer bandwagon.

Our problem is that the LED’s are all made in China. Where is Mr. Dumb Bastard Obama advocating USA manufacturing?


32 posted on 12/04/2011 4:33:47 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where INVITED Freepers will meet again next summer. Jim Robinson Too)
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To: Utah Binger
Sorry,we have bigger problems than light bulbs

Well,you posted the comment,not me.

33 posted on 12/04/2011 4:36:29 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: cripplecreek

That is not the point of this argument my friend. We are saving $300 a month using LED’s. Cars are another matter. You cannot compare combustion engines to lights, candles or buggy whips.


34 posted on 12/04/2011 4:37:34 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where INVITED Freepers will meet again next summer. Jim Robinson Too)
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To: mdittmar

And your point is?


35 posted on 12/04/2011 4:38:54 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where INVITED Freepers will meet again next summer. Jim Robinson Too)
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To: Utah Binger; cripplecreek
That is not the point of this argument my friend. We are saving $300 a month using LED’s. Cars are another matter. You cannot compare combustion engines to lights, candles or buggy whips.

Do you seriously not get the analogy he alludes to?? Seriously?? The point is liberty. The point of EVERYTHING is liberty. I don't care if a given technology is the least efficient idea ever conceived. It's stillbeyond the federal government's jurisdiction to decide whether or not someone is "allowed" to manufacture it or whether I'm "allowed" to used it.

36 posted on 12/04/2011 4:41:31 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: djf

I suggest you talk to the orderlies at the local hospital emergency room. I’ve been told they find an occasional light bulb you could have for free.


37 posted on 12/04/2011 4:42:33 PM PST by meatloaf (I've had it with recycling politicians in any way shape or form. Toss 'em out!)
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To: Utah Binger
There really are a few things we need to pay attention to without getting on the old timer bandwagon.

In the olden days, the marketplace took care of that, not a federal mandate. I don't recall reading about how Washington DC passed a law forbidding the sale of buggy whips. Perhaps you can point me to that little bit of legislation.

38 posted on 12/04/2011 4:43:55 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Utah Binger

Let’s change the subject,obviously we don’t agree on buggy whips and automobiles,What do you think of Unions?


39 posted on 12/04/2011 4:45:57 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: Utah Binger

There’s nothing silly about it, the government telling you what lightbulbs you can and can’t use is just plain evil. It’s none of the government’s damned business. If I want to use the most inefficient bulbs money can buy I’m the one paying the bill, it’s my RIGHT and the government should F off and balance their own budget.


40 posted on 12/04/2011 4:47:41 PM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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41 posted on 12/04/2011 4:48:50 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: djf
Sometime between now and Jan 1 large chains and even local stores will DUMP THEIR INVENTORY possibly for PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR!

Glad you're not a stock broker, you'd probably recommend buying high and selling low..........

42 posted on 12/04/2011 4:49:04 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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The Green Police are coming for you.
43 posted on 12/04/2011 5:00:17 PM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Utah Binger
That is not the point of this argument my friend. We are saving $300 a month using LED’s. Cars are another matter. You cannot compare combustion engines to lights, candles or buggy whips

Why not? I don't think people on FR willingly waste resources. Certainly not in this economic climate. You may prefer to use a LED light bulb, but you can't possibly know why many people want to use various incandescent light bulbs. Maybe your computers consume too much power and it would be in the public interest to limit your use...

44 posted on 12/04/2011 5:04:10 PM PST by EVO X
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To: Utah Binger; lilyramone; crusadersoldier; Ellzeena; Anvilhead; stonehouse01; Goreknowshowtocheat; ..
Sorry, we have bigger problems than light bulbs.
Maybe, but probably not. That problem is an overweening and plenary government. One designed to be neither. May I suggest Hertz Rent-A-Clue?
45 posted on 12/04/2011 5:07:10 PM PST by narses
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To: Still Thinking

History is chock full of examples of the old being replaced by the new through natural market forces.

Not too many folks using wooden plows or stone knives these days. They were replaced by metals because people wanted the more durable metal implements. Not many kids going to arcades and stuffing quarters into video games. Market forces closed the arcades and put them into a small home based format. Can you even buy a black and white TV these days? If not, its because not enough were sold to make it profitable to manufacture them.

I have no doubt that the incandescent bulb and internal combustion engine will one day go the way of the dinosaur, but in a free world it will be because the consumer no longer wants them.


46 posted on 12/04/2011 5:08:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Well, we now have a “fee” attached to our water bill that has doubled the bill.


47 posted on 12/04/2011 5:09:15 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: mdittmar

Please my FRiend you must have me confused with someone that really gives a shit about lightbulbs. My only point in this discussion is to point out that in certain ways technology changes for the better.

Do I agree that government needs to make us change our approach? No I do not, however once in a while we trick the dumb bastards who think they have mandated things and they play into our hands. Led’s are the best thing that has happened in a long time.

And to bring up unions is really silly. Matter of fact it has nothing to do with this discussion. I am a small businessman that is in a right to work state. These union idiots have caused our sales to decrease by 50% in the last three years.They even closed the road to east Zion National Park last year to use their stimulus money with a union crew to resurface a road that didn’t need resurfacing. We are doing everything we can to lower costs. One of those ways is to cut costs of electricity.


48 posted on 12/04/2011 5:17:47 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where INVITED Freepers will meet again next summer. Jim Robinson Too)
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To: Freeper

We already drive to SC for fireworks and gasoline. Why not lightbulbs?


49 posted on 12/04/2011 5:19:28 PM PST by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: cripplecreek

Well, for my eyes, the spectrum of a clear incandescent bulb has always been the best...

(I’ve tried to post a reply a bunch of times on the thread but got 503’d every time!!)


50 posted on 12/04/2011 5:20:37 PM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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