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Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 1/1/11 | Tracy Seipel

Posted on 01/01/2011 6:48:26 PM PST by SmithL

Californians can start saying goodbye to traditional 100-watt incandescent light bulbs now that the state has become the first in the country to require a new standard for the screw-base bulbs.

Experts say the new rules, which took effect New Year's Day, will save residents money and energy. California is already the nation's leader in energy efficiency standards.

As of Saturday, what used to be a 100-watt light bulb manufactured and sold in California will have to use 72 watts or less. The 72-watt replacement bulb, also called an energy saving halogen light, will provide the same amount of light, called lumens, for lower energy cost.

Similar new standards for traditional 75-watt, 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs will go into effect in California over the next few years, with wattages reduced to 53, 43 and 29 respectively.

The new rule does not ban incandescent light bulbs; it just requires those bulbs to be 25 to 30 percent more efficient. And it only affects incandescent light bulbs manufactured after 2011, not light bulbs already in use or on store shelves.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; cfl; democrats; energy; envirofascism; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; goldenstate; ihateeviltwistybulbs; nannystate; tyranny; yourtaxdollarsatwork
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1 posted on 01/01/2011 6:48:28 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

I am going to hoard lightbulbs this year. Clearing our the spare bedroom.


2 posted on 01/01/2011 6:50:32 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: SmithL

BTW, the new bulbs are 5 or 6 times the cost, they are very short living ... and are super toxic when tossed in the trash.


3 posted on 01/01/2011 6:52:26 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: SmithL; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; FrPR; enough_idiocy; ...
Absolutely surreal.

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

4 posted on 01/01/2011 6:52:47 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: SmithL

It’s been my experience that halogen bulbs get dangerously hot. I’ve replaced all of my halogens with toxic twisties, but still use real light bulbs when appropriate.

I can see a market for light bulb stores on the California/Nevada border, and on Indian reservations.


5 posted on 01/01/2011 6:53:11 PM PST by PAR35
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To: SmithL
California California is already the nation's leader in energy efficiency standards. AND THE HIGHEST UNEMPLOYMENT..........pretty soon they'll be so efficient that nobody will have a job.....
6 posted on 01/01/2011 6:53:16 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: SmithL

Follow me on this, please.

I live in the Alaskan Bush, about 300 miles west of Fairbanks. One of the things we’ve done here is construct a root cellar - actually an above-ground shed with an open floor, covered with dirt. It works well. The temps can be 30 below outside and 35 above inside.

We moderate the temperature using a simple incandescent light bulb. It works well.

In fact, it works so well that a lot of the earthies and other sustainable agriculture people are looking at it as an easy and inexpensive way to provide refrigeration out here, where electricity can sometimes run 90 cents a kilowatt hour and getting a fridge can take months on a barge. Right now we have potatoes, cabbages, carrots, turnips - as well as yogurt, cheese, and eggs from town, in long-term storage.

Except our beneficient federal overlords are about to ban the incandescent light bulb.

So they want to save energy, cut costs, and lower the “carbon footprint,” as it were. Except their regulations say otherwise out here.

Whatta bunch of f***ing idiots. And that understates it.


7 posted on 01/01/2011 6:54:53 PM PST by redpoll
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To: SmithL

More Taxifornia pure insanity. Thank you liberal voters.


8 posted on 01/01/2011 6:55:31 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: PAR35

I will have a light bulb stand at Whiskey Pete’s


9 posted on 01/01/2011 6:56:21 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: SmithL

What’s the penalty for bulb-running?


10 posted on 01/01/2011 6:57:12 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: SmithL

I have 2 flood lights behind the house, one is regular incandescent and the other is CFL. Both are 100 watt and the CFL really looks anemic when compared to the incandescent, up close and at a distance.


11 posted on 01/01/2011 6:57:34 PM PST by The Cajun
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To: BunnySlippers

Smuggling lightbulbs clearly will present some new problems....

12 posted on 01/01/2011 6:58:13 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: BunnySlippers
Halogen bulbs aren't toxic, as far as I know. (But they are easily more expensive--I haven't priced one recently, but I used to sell them* for $5 each in the late 1980's).

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*100w lumen equivalent, medium base.

13 posted on 01/01/2011 6:58:32 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: BunnySlippers

I’ve got several large boxes full of the wattages that I need. Started buying them a couple of years ago. Hopefully these bulbs will out live me. lol


14 posted on 01/01/2011 6:58:51 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Libs are pro life only when it comes to animals. When it comes to humans they are pro death.)
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To: SmithL

Everyone wants to poison the people they interact with like leftists. Mercury poisoning mother ,brother, sister, He’ll eat you when you are dead? The entire Earth coated with mercury. I hate you bastards.


15 posted on 01/01/2011 6:59:18 PM PST by allmost
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To: SmithL

Kiss your freedom goodbye too... or you can get smart and remarket the old 100 watt bulbs as “heat lamps” or “glow bulbs” LOL


16 posted on 01/01/2011 6:59:18 PM PST by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER from my house....)
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To: SmithL

I travel to PHX 6 times a year. I buy Kalif “verboten” items there —— No Problema!


17 posted on 01/01/2011 6:59:22 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: SmithL

So is tinsel town going to tone down those megawatt flood lights that bounce around LA?


18 posted on 01/01/2011 6:59:44 PM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: redpoll

“We moderate the temperature using a simple incandescent light bulb. It works well.”

There was a posting here not too long ago, someone in Germany who was going to sell the banned incandescent lights as “electric hand warmers”


19 posted on 01/01/2011 7:00:08 PM PST by FreedomGuru (Obama is a home grown terrorist.)
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To: proudofthesouth

Indeed, I am calculating my lifespan as well. :)


20 posted on 01/01/2011 7:01:06 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: redpoll

My dad built a root cellar. Doubles as a bomb shelter.


21 posted on 01/01/2011 7:01:27 PM PST by bigheadfred (As a rapturous voice escapes I will tremble a prayer and I'll ask for forgiveness...)
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To: BunnySlippers

http://www.google.com/m/search?site=images&source=mog&gl=us&q=light%20bulb%20xray#i=1


22 posted on 01/01/2011 7:01:46 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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oh great....another item for organized crime to smuggle.

1. Duty-free smokes
2. Old-style toilets
3. non-green lightbulbs


23 posted on 01/01/2011 7:02:00 PM PST by ak267
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To: Red Badger

Smuggling isn’t really an option. They’ll stop manufacturing most filament light bulbs in 2012.


24 posted on 01/01/2011 7:02:37 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: catfish1957

They haven’t used floodlights in LA for over 30 years.


25 posted on 01/01/2011 7:02:54 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: SmithL
I predict that in a short time the last thing that those in CA will be concerned about is light bulbs. The state is financially floundering, taking on water and she's going down.
26 posted on 01/01/2011 7:03:13 PM PST by JPG (YES SHE CAN!)
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To: SmithL

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put
darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter
for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
Isaiah 5:20, KJV


27 posted on 01/01/2011 7:03:20 PM PST by One Name
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To: NonValueAdded

http://www.google.com/m/search?site=images&source=mog&gl=us&q=light%20bulb%20xray#i=1


28 posted on 01/01/2011 7:03:27 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: BunnySlippers

It was established on a similar thread that incandescent bulbs have essentially unlimited storage life if kept in a dry location to prevent corrosion of the base. So if you’ve got the room for storage, you’re good to go.


29 posted on 01/01/2011 7:03:38 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: SmithL

I just replaced my fourth “long life” mercury laden bulb in my chandalier over the table. They just stop working. You can tap them for a while to get them to come back on, but soon they peter out.

It’s the environmental-industrial-government complex, not the military industrial complex, Ike.


30 posted on 01/01/2011 7:04:19 PM PST by H.Akston
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To: redpoll

Yes, CA is run by the _____ idiots, just like you described.

They’re absolutely clueless, just like the _____ idiots that continue to reelect the same ______ idiots.


31 posted on 01/01/2011 7:04:36 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: SmithL

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put
darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter
for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
Isaiah 5:20, KJV


32 posted on 01/01/2011 7:04:57 PM PST by One Name
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To: All
Note: this is not a CFL.


33 posted on 01/01/2011 7:05:52 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: driftdiver

I can see it now, red necks mfg illegal light bulbs up in the hills, hidden in their legal marijuana fields.....


34 posted on 01/01/2011 7:05:52 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: SmithL
California is already the nation's leader in energy efficiency standards.
... and in bankruptcy.
35 posted on 01/01/2011 7:06:17 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: 1rudeboy

They’re not halogen as far as I know. Those twisty bulbs are toxic. They are the ones we must use.

Still, I’m hoarding.


36 posted on 01/01/2011 7:06:29 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: NonValueAdded

May this go the way of prohibition.


37 posted on 01/01/2011 7:06:45 PM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: SmithL
And Arnold said:

Let there be darkness, and there was darkness!

38 posted on 01/01/2011 7:07:36 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Red Badger

GE was behind the push to ban them. Who makes half the bulbs you see on the shelf?


39 posted on 01/01/2011 7:07:52 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nascarnation

That’s helpful. I bought 8 today. :)


40 posted on 01/01/2011 7:08:18 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: driftdiver

China..


41 posted on 01/01/2011 7:09:37 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: SmithL; a fool in paradise

42 posted on 01/01/2011 7:09:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: BunnySlippers

When the corkscrew bulbs burn out they tend to melt near the base. I’ve seen some that started to turn brown. Anyone else noticed this? It looks like a fire hazard.


43 posted on 01/01/2011 7:10:22 PM PST by Aglooka ("I was out numbered 5-to-1, I got 4.")
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To: SmithL

“Similar new standards for traditional 75-watt, 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs will go into effect in California over the next few years, with wattages reduced to 53, 43 and 29 respectively. “

Good, we can all go blind too.


44 posted on 01/01/2011 7:10:37 PM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: SmithL

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2648077/posts?q=1&;page=51#82

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2648077/posts?q=1&;page=51#78


45 posted on 01/01/2011 7:10:37 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: SmithL

Socialism always ends with the people starving and shivering in fear in the dark.

They’re just trying to speed up the process.


46 posted on 01/01/2011 7:11:40 PM PST by EternalVigilance (I'm not a Democrat. I'm not a Republican. I'm a Christian and an American.)
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To: H.Akston
I just replaced my fourth “long life” mercury laden bulb in my chandalier over the table.

Oh-oh... I would't have one in an eating area. I have had a couple CFLs explode. One in the bedroom, one in the family room. A lot of work went into cleaning up. Now I won't have them in the living areas.

47 posted on 01/01/2011 7:11:58 PM PST by roadcat
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To: Red Badger
China


48 posted on 01/01/2011 7:11:58 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SmithL

I hear the pig tail light bulb is loaded with mercury. Good tuna food eh?


49 posted on 01/01/2011 7:12:25 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: The Cajun
I have 2 flood lights behind the house, one is regular incandescent and the other is CFL. Both are 100 watt and the CFL really looks anemic when compared to the incandescent, up close and at a distance.

The CFL is probably listed as "100 Watt equivalent". The manufacturers advertise that CFLs are about 4 times as efficient so a 23 watt CFL is "equal" to a 100 watt incandescent. From what I have seen a 3x multiplier is more accurate, so you would need a 33 watt CFL to match a 100 watt incandescent. If your CFL actually used 100 watts of electricity it would be an immensely bright bulb.

50 posted on 01/01/2011 7:14:15 PM PST by KarlInOhio (All monopolies are detestable, but the worst of all is the monopoly of education. -Frederic Bastiat)
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