Skip to comments.Congress bans incandescent bulbs
Posted on 12/19/2007 5:40:50 PM PST by kc8ukw
In addition to raising auto fuel efficiency standards 40 percent, an energy bill passed by Congress yesterday bans the incandescent light bulb by 2014.
President Bush signed the 822-page measure into law today after it was sent up Pennsylvania Avenue in a Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle. The House passed the bill by a 314-100 vote after approval by the Senate last week.
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When incandescent light bulbs are outlawed...
Can a future president “unsign” it?
The new bulbs will look just lovely in my chandelier.
I guess this means the cops can't pull me over, taze me and shoot me because my license plate light is out.
Better stock up on Christmas tree bulb replacements.
Note to self:
Buy more ammo
Another effort to keep us in the dark.
New bulbs are all made in China.....
We’ll be using leaves for toilet paper pretty soon. Ah...just like the wilds of Canada!!
Another rumor is that the Prius is dirtier than a Hummer in terms of TOTAL pollution (batteries).
Perhaps a fellow FReeper has more accurate and precise details.
OH GOODY, ANOTHER ETHANOL TYPE MESS BROUGHT TO US BY THE IDIOTS RUNNING CONGRESS - DEMOCRATS.
Doubtful. Everyone hates low flush toilets, but we’re stuck with them.
Also, as of the beginning of 2007, washing machines had to meet new energy requirements. The result? They don’t get clothes clean. Even Consumer Reports, which never met a government mandate it didn’t like, said they are awful.
Our politicians are a bunch of spineless morons.
Where such laws have been passed before (Canada maybe?) it seems that there were a lot of exceptions: outdoor lights, reflector lamps, lamps over xx wattage, oven lamps, nightlight lamps, auto bulbs, lamps under xx wattage, colored lamps, etc.
I better stock up on the bad bulbs quick!
Yeah. I have compact flourescents throughout most of the house, but I need incandescent bulbs in one of the chandeliers and in a couple of wall sconces.
Guess I’ll have to go out and buy a twenty year supply of bulbs. Nuisance.
Damn, I am disappointed in Boosh.
I know, I know...if you don't like Boosh, vote for Her Heinous.....I might....the result will be the same.
Just think of the impact to the comedy industry. You won’t be able to ask that question anymore.
Of course I will need to rewire my house at great expense. The dimmer switches in my house will not work with fluorescent lights. Al Gore’s insanity has taken control, and is destroying America.
They clean the clothes fine. You just need to run them thru the cycles twice.
Wonderful...Lightbulb bans, sports investigations - steroids and the NFL netork.....Good Lord what a waste.
“after it was sent up Pennsylvania Avenue in a Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle.”
An ugly boring ricegrinder delivers the crappy bill. What a shame it wasn’t Dec 7 and the symbolism would be complete.
Oh, goody! More mercury.
I’m sure all the politicians made sure they will make money off this deal.
And the guy (President) who signed into law is........what?
This one is sold under the Kenmore label ~
I’m sure all the “federalists” running for POTUS are OUTRAGED.
I hope you realize it IS hit fault if he signs it, and it looks to me like he DID.
And I thought these people were “pro-choice.”
Here’s an investment opportunity for the little guy.
“You just need to run them thru the cycles twice.”
Wow, what an energy and water saver! ;-)
I just had asked my honey how many lightbulbs we would need to last another 40 years—he thought I was joking.
Thomas Edison is spinning at 10,000 rpm in his grave.
Considering that the lights I bought just last year don’t work, better stock up on the light strings, because the LED Christmas lights are enough to make one sick.
The old saying , “i just had a bright idea” now will have to be changed to “I have an idea starting to glow”
If you think they are concerned about facts and substance, you are mistaken.
Well, I’m not a financial investment expert by any means, but I’m going to town tomorrow and buying up all the politically incorrect (and illegal) light bulbs I can buy, cause I hate those other ones.
Wish I had some stock in the old brand (grin).
And just what will be used for incubators and brooders??
I mean the new top loaders. The front loaders do work well (or so I’ve heard), but they are very expensive. Many people can’t afford them or just don’t want to spend that much $ on a washing machine.
Also, I hear some of them have a problem with the seals getting smelly if you leave the doors closed. People have been advised to leave the doors open, but many folks find that annoying.
WOW!! Those EXPENSIVE GENERAL ELECTRIC light bulbs that have MERCURY in them and have to be DISPOSED of ONLY in a certain way!! GE must have DONATED MILLIONS to these LOSERS!
Yeah. Hillary will be sure to un-do the law.
Jorge’s coyote buddies stand to make a huge amount of money smuggling light bulbs from Mexico...
i have called congress critters ‘dimbulbs’ for eons...now i know its true..dimbulbs are they now...holy cripes...so what are they going to outlaw next?
You don’t screw in a lightbulb, you screw in a Chevy.
LOW FLUSH TOILETS....No more cheap FREON, and now THESE DANGEROUS and EXPENSIVE BULBS!
I heard the same thing about the Prius and other hybrids, I think you can find the info at mikechurch.com...in his global warming archive
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