Skip to comments.Light Bulb Ban Set to Take Effect
Posted on 12/14/2013 5:04:40 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
Light bulb manufacturers will cease making traditional 40 and 60-watt light bulbs -- the most popular in the country -- at the start of 2014. This comes after the controversial phasing out of incandescent 75 and 100-watt light bulbs at the beginning of 2013. In their place will be halogen bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs, LED bulbs and high efficiency incandescents -- which are just regular incandescents that have the filament wrapped in gas. All are significantly more expensive than traditional light bulbs, but offer significant energy and costs savings over the long run. (Some specialty incandescents -- such as three-way bulbs -- will still be available.)
The end of old light bulbs will likely anger some consumers that are already faced with higher prices for a variety of goods. But it will also tick off tea party activists since the ban is the result of the final phase of government-mandated efficiency standards.
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I f’ing hate these new bulbs. They feel like they suck your soul out of your body.
OMG, I’m glad I happened to see this on FR. I’d forgotten more bulbs are going extinct. Will buy more now before the end.
(And I used it to heat my apartment in college).
Some days it’s like government is just around to be a total pain in the ass.
Good luck finding any.
since regular bulbs’convert 95% of energy to heat, and only 5% to light, could one not reclassify them as heaters that also incidentally give off light?
The CFL bulbs contain Uptonite.
This is SO stupid!
I especially need to stock up on candelabra bulbs.
This annoys me to no end and I don’t like having to use up shelf space hoarding dang light bulbs.
Here in Seattle, I can legally sell marijuana, but I can go to jail for selling the wrong kind of light bulbs.
Some people need full spectrum light bulbs, especially in the winter.
I purchased 5 of the new LED light bulbs today (Lowes brand) and I have to say I am very impressed. They put out 60w and only use 13w and they are bright! Much warmer light than I expected. If they last half as long as they claim it will be worth it.
Probably going to go LED in the house as well considering my kids have never turned a light out!
It gets more and more expensive to live ...
You can continue to buy incandescent light bulbs at “newcandescent.com” which is now a new advertiser on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show. Check them out, and they are legal incandescent bulbs, originally considered a more industrialized version modified and meet the new standards for bulbs.
By design. The Ob_tard wants us all dead anyway.
Thanks. I may need it, haven’t scanned the light sections in awhile.
Lousy light to read by
Post and quip of the day.
Can’t blame Obama for this one. IIRC, it was introduced by a Repubilcan congressman.
since regular bulbsconvert 95% of energy to heat, and only 5% to light
Eventually all the energy is converted to heat, one way or another
I remember putting a 100 watt bulb in one of those light bulb holders with a hook and laying it inside my car hood when the temps were really cold. That kept the engine warm enough to start up, which it did not do without the heat from that bulb. Guess I couldn’t do that with these new bulbs.
I had a dear friend that had a photosensitivity disorder where certain lighting conditions would cause her to have seizures... It was rough... just going for a drive with the sun flickering through the trees would set it off.
One time I took her over to see where I used to live and I totally forgot that my former roommate thought he was so environmentally conscientious by putting CFLs in every single fixture in the house. This is the same dude who routinely would fall asleep on Friday nights with every lightbulb and TV in the house going... along with a McIntosh 240 tube amp playing away...
She could not be near the light of CFLs... and I understand it because the light they give off makes my stomach turn and I don’t have any sort of siezure disorder. LED Christmas lights bother me as well because I can discern the 60 Hertz flicker... especially when travellinging in a vehicle past them.
Oh and the newfangled blue LED lights used on lightbars or car cars are disorienting... I believe that is by design, like those “puke lights” they have for crowd control.
Anyways... I refuse to use CFLs. I will sooner use an old kerosene railroad lantern to read by.
I never liked the CFL’s but the LEDs are awesome and pull a lot less current.
Regardless of whether it should be regulated, probably shouldn’t, it is the direction as a consumer I am headed in anyway.
The light has greatly improved on them, but they still don’t last as long as advertised.
Yes. Which is exactly why I buy 25W tubular incandescent bulbs to both light and heat my lizards’ terraria. What are the herpkeepers supposed to do after this ban? Be forced to buy the very expensive “dedicated” heat bulbs offered by reptile supply companies? I will be buying up all the 25W tubular bulbs I can find now for the future.
I have been stockpiling.
Sorry. I posted “CFC” should have been “CFL.”
(I still haven’t gotten over the way they screwed with my asthma inhaler.)
This is exactly the “workaround” being used... sell them as “specialty heating elements”... and there you be.
The incandescent light bulbs I use are for my outside buildings. Who cares if they give off heat. They are there to light the night.
yes but each bulb is ridiculously expensive. That is a lot of cost invested in a single bulb that can fry the next time there is a voltage surge.
I figured they would not last as long as advertised. I know the curly mercury bulbs they replaced were supposed to last three times longer than they made it. Only 2 out of the 5 were still working in the garage.
I am not a fan of the mercury bulb (don’t know anyone who is) but I like LED technology and they were not as expensive as I thought they would be. We have about 50 recessed lights in the house and I am considering going LED with those.
I know some dim bulbs in DC I would like to replace.
Thanks. However I go there and see the cost is $3.89 for one 75w bulb. Good grief.
Already been done. ---> Heat Balls.
Bookmarked and thank you!
8 bucks a pop for the 60w Lowes brand. The low wattage newfangled Gorebulbs I had put in the garage 3 1/2 years ago were supposed to last much longer than they did. Those were super expensive - I think I paid 24.99 each for those.
Be wary if you decide to stock up. When California made 100W. bulbs illegal to sell a couple of years ago I went on-line and found a supplier for the 100W. globe bulbs our fixtures are designed for.
What I received are marked 100W. but they don’t put out nearly as many lumens of light as the ones I’d been using (1,600 lumens.) They’re roughly equivalent to 60W. bulbs (800 lumens.)
IMHO the problem is the resentment to the arrogance of the government. The new style bulbs are expensive compared to incandescent bulbs however they do last longer. If you get a bulb with light from the appropriate heat range...that is yellow rather than blue white light, they are warm enough. Of course that is all personal taste. So I am with you. The new bulbs last much longer and their light is good and their electricity consumption is low so given the choice I would buy the new bulbs . But I resent forcing me to buy what they, our tyrants, demand we buy. So there is that.
Yeah there are a lot of crappy incandescent bulbs out there today.
That is a good idea.
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Yah, but mogul-base bulbs were “obsolete” in the 90’s. Haven’t seen one for a long while (although I suppose they might be available online).
I’m so angry about this. The claim that the LED bulbs last for years is a lie. You fork out fifteen or twenty bucks for one and it burns out on a few months. I can’t afford that. They do want us broke, cold, and in the dark.
I also resent government telling me what kind of bulb I can get. The mercury bulbs were a disaster IMO. Crappy light and potentially going to make every landfill a superfund cleanup site using current EPA rules.
However, I am a fan of saving money as long as the light is warm and appears somewhat natural. Hopefully the mercury filled Gorebulbs are gone because the LED lights seem to be much better. I still have a stockpile of the older style bulbs because I did not like the mercury ones - they give me headaches.
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