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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...
Ask Fred Upton if he knows of any good buys.
Hubby and I have a difference of opinion....is this a nationwide ban on 100 watt bulbs or just the state of Cali?
Nationwide. Sorry! :(
Been unloading truckloads of the incandescents the last few weeks,gonna stock up,thank you Mr. Edison.
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.
I think there are exceptions in SC and TX.
only outlaws will have them.
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?
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.
what about 250 watt bulbs? That’s what I use. are those banned too?
cases of 48 @ 66 cents per bulb.
The following post is a contribution from Midwest Account Manager working in support of EPAs 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 todays typical incandescent bulbs[i], the standards set by the bill are technology neutral and phase in over an 8 year period beginning January 2012initially 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
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,”
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
Any buggy whip sales going on? I need one to make my car go faster.
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