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Coble (R-NC) seeks repeal of light bulb standard
News-Record ^ | 1/12/11 | Mark Binker

Posted on 01/12/2011 5:34:05 AM PST by Libloather

Coble seeks repeal of light bulb standard
By Mark Binker
Staff Writer
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 (Updated 8:06 am)

GREENSBORO — U.S. Rep. Howard Coble is among those urging colleagues in Congress to turn off the lights on a controversial provision of the 2007 energy bill.

The Greensboro Republican is a co-sponsor of a bill to repeal what some refer to — erroneously — as the incandescent bulb ban. Texas Reps. Joe Barton and Michael Burgess and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, all Republicans, were the original sponsors of the repeal measure.

The legislation is a long way from passing, but it is in keeping with Republican pledges to roll back laws they see as interfering with personal freedoms.

“It seems to me the Congress and the government is inserting its oars in waters where it doesn’t need to go,” Coble said Tuesday, adding that people ought to choose which kind of light bulb they want to use for themselves.

“This ought to be a personal decision rather than being an edict from on high.”

(Excerpt) Read more at news-record.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: bulb; cfl; coble; incandescent; lightbulb; nc; repeal
Another new idea.

Compact fluorescent light bulb to blame for Hornell fire ("blew up like a bomb")

1 posted on 01/12/2011 5:34:09 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Good idea.

Not that I was planning on listening to the Nanny State Government ANYWAY (if need be, I’ll stockpile a room full of light bulbs rather than submit to this Fascist edict that I use those dreadful mercury-laden twirly things to see by).

Have they outlawed candles yet?


2 posted on 01/12/2011 5:38:32 AM PST by Pravious
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To: Pravious

You can get incandescent light bulbs rated for 25,000 hours that are used by the hospitality industry. If you use them for an average of 7 hours a day they’ll burn out in just a little under 10 years and cost about a buck or less per bulb depending on how many you buy.

https://www.nathosp.com/product/25k19_c/standard_incandescent_light_bulbs

Once you stock up all you’ll have to do is watch out for the light bulb police who’ll be monitoring everyone who might be using those unauthorized, evil incandescents!


3 posted on 01/12/2011 5:45:25 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Libloather
Dear Rep. Howard Coble,

Thank You.

Sincerely,

4 posted on 01/12/2011 5:50:14 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Libloather

They DAMNED WELL BETTER rescind the mosat stupid of bills ever passed!! If they don’t do it, then there ISN:T a dime’s worth of difference!


5 posted on 01/12/2011 5:52:01 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: All

But wasn’t Coble the original sponsor of the bill to force the change?...and then he had a change of heart?


6 posted on 01/12/2011 5:56:11 AM PST by fourdny2 (God Bless The USA and GWB)
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To: Libloather
... what some refer to — erroneously — as the incandescent bulb ban.

If what it is doing is banning incandescent bulbs, then guess what, it is a ban!

Stupid state-run media.

7 posted on 01/12/2011 6:00:22 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Pravious

I’m right there with you. This ban is ridiculous; those stupid pig-tail bulbs don’t even fit in my ceiling fixtures.

I’ve been stocking up on the old fashioned bulbs for a year now....I guess if they repeal it (which I hope they do), the gubbmit will rob me of another investment for my future!


8 posted on 01/12/2011 6:00:26 AM PST by kevslisababy
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To: Libloather

Need a picture of a lightbulb (incandescent, of course) over Coble’s head.


9 posted on 01/12/2011 6:00:58 AM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Ann Archy

Don’t forget the bill that limited the amount of water a toilet could use during flushing.

That one came up for repeal a couple of years ago and the RINOs ran scared.

We’ll be watching what these clowns do closely; but I don’t think they quite understand this, yet.


10 posted on 01/12/2011 6:01:18 AM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: Libloather

This is a great idea, stop these mercury bombs.

Pray for America


11 posted on 01/12/2011 6:01:47 AM PST by bray (Support Palin to make heads explode on both sides.)
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To: Libloather

I’ve been stockpiling 100W.

They aren’t expensive, and who knows, they may end up being worth more than gold, if I decide to sell them off in CA!

No, actually, I spent Christmas in a house with all the new twirly bulbs, and came out determined to not submit. I hate the things.


12 posted on 01/12/2011 6:03:05 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Libloather
a bill to repeal what some refer to — erroneously — as the incandescent bulb ban

Many pundits have noted the wiggle room between a stated ban and an unstated but de facto ban, one which Obama particularly exploits quite often ("there is nothing in this bill that will prevent Americans from keeping their current doctors and current health care plans...").

In this case, the reference is "erroneous" only because it is impossible to make an incandescent light bulb that meets the new "energy efficiency standards", which were certainly created specifically for that purpose:

The 2007 bill sets energy efficiency standards for light bulbs. It doesn’t specifically ban incandescent bulbs, but it would phase out the cheap, 50 cents-a-piece, single-filament model based on Thomas Edison’s century-old design.

13 posted on 01/12/2011 6:03:08 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Libloather

> Another new idea.
> Compact fluorescent light bulb to blame for Hornell fire (”blew up like a bomb”)

I had something similar about 2-1/2 years ago. I bought a 3 way CF bulb (3 light levels) and it had been in use for the entire 2.5 years when it exploded with smoke and a noise like a gunshot and sprayed some nasty fluid onto the lampshade. I had to clean the mess up and then replace the lampshade. I have no idea what the foul smelling liquid was.


14 posted on 01/12/2011 6:03:30 AM PST by BuffaloJack (What rights will the Obama's regime take from us today?)
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To: Libloather

Good, get government out of my bedroom! . . . and the rest of my house too!


15 posted on 01/12/2011 6:04:49 AM PST by 2001convSVT (That Beck guy was right about gold, too.)
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To: Libloather

Dang! I just filled my two car garage with incandescents and planned on making a killing on eBay! dang dang dang!


16 posted on 01/12/2011 6:05:02 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: fourdny2

Strong statements require strong evidence, back to you.


17 posted on 01/12/2011 6:05:13 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Libloather
co-sponsor of a bill to repeal what some refer to — erroneously — as the incandescent bulb ban

Then Binker says:

Rather than ban possession or use of any one bulb, it prohibits retailers from selling the less energy-efficient models

Oh, I see! "Prohibits from selling" isn't the same as "ban possession." Nice try, Binker. End result? Exactly the same. "Prohibits" just takes a bit longer.

18 posted on 01/12/2011 6:07:54 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: Arm_Bears
... and the RINOs ran scared ...

The one thing RINOs do very well!

19 posted on 01/12/2011 6:09:19 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: Libloather

We’ve had a few bigger mercury/flourescent bulbs literally explode at work. Luckily, no one was near them at the time.

Even if this repeal goes through, looks like I have a near lifetime supply of incandescents sitting on my shelves...


20 posted on 01/12/2011 6:11:38 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Pravious

What’s wrong with you?!!!!

Don’t you [libwhine]”CARE ABOUT THE ERF!!!????”[/libwhine]


21 posted on 01/12/2011 6:12:42 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: fourdny2
But wasn’t Coble the original sponsor of the bill to force the change?

Looks like he voted for the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. He is not on the cosponsors list.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:h.r.00006:

22 posted on 01/12/2011 6:16:35 AM PST by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: dennisw

I stocked up enough just for myself, plus a few more to sell at exhorbitant prices to my libinlaws.


23 posted on 01/12/2011 6:19:38 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MrB

Way to go! When it comes to libs charge what the market will bear! That’s what the Gubbermint unions do.

I use a few compact fluorescents for outside night time illumination. None are allowed inside


24 posted on 01/12/2011 6:35:03 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Thanks for the tip! I never knew about the durable bulbs. I’ve used “severe duty” bulbs in my droplight for years and they are a huge plus when working in dark areas.


25 posted on 01/12/2011 6:37:14 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Libloather
Jan. 12, 2011:

Thomas Edison`s Body Disinterred by Federal Bulbous Police

Looking for Clandestine Electrical Candles

26 posted on 01/12/2011 6:42:31 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: Jack Hydrazine

10-year bulbs last longer because they run cooler. This means they are dimmer and ‘warmer’ in color. A 100-W one produces about 1030 lumens. A regular 100-W bulb produces about 1750 lumens.

This means that a 100-W 10-year bulb, at 1030 lumens, is giving out less light than a 75-W regular bulb, at about 1100 lumens.


27 posted on 01/12/2011 6:49:49 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: Libloather

While they’re at it, how about a repeal of the low-flow, multi-flush, water-wasting, makes-the-bowl-filthier-and-hard-to-clean-toilet too.


28 posted on 01/12/2011 6:58:27 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Thanks for posting that hospitality industry URL. Maybe I’ll stock up on some of those...


29 posted on 01/12/2011 6:59:55 AM PST by pbmaltzman
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To: Libloather

Have there been any legal challenges to this idiocy before this? If not, I’m kind of surprised. I did stock up on incandescent bulbs, but I think I’m about half-way through my stock. Must. Get. More. Working under fluorescents gives me a headache.


30 posted on 01/12/2011 7:01:07 AM PST by pbmaltzman
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To: All

FYI

http://www.1000bulbs.com/category/energy-efficient-light-bulbs/


31 posted on 01/12/2011 8:19:32 AM PST by Roccus
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To: Libloather
'Bout dammed time. I like Howard, he's got his head screwed on straight.

Article stunk, though, I could have done without the editiorializing from the fool who wrote it.

32 posted on 01/12/2011 9:01:53 AM PST by wbill
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To: MrB
I have a near lifetime supply of incandescents sitting on my shelves...

Me too. They don't eat or drink anything, though. I'll still be able to use them. :-)

33 posted on 01/12/2011 9:05:26 AM PST by wbill
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To: pbmaltzman
Eventually, once the price comes down, I think I'll go to LED's. Don't cost anything to run, really, and probably will never need to be replaced. The light quality on them is pretty good, too, and I'd imagine it'll get better.

Bought one, already, to replace a bulb in a really hard-to-get-at fixture at Mom and Dad's place. Was worth the expense, so that I didn't come over there to find Dad teetering on one foot at the top of a 10-foot-ladder, balanced on a phone book, resting on a chair, etc etc etc to replace the bulb. "I just don't like to bother you.", he said, like falling and breaking his neck wouldn't be a bother, too.

But, I digress. At $40 or so a pop, I'm not buying them anytime soon for every other fixture in the house.

34 posted on 01/12/2011 9:13:10 AM PST by wbill
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To: wbill
LEDs... well, something to think about, for the future.

I see your point. We have a ceiling light over our inside staircase, and it's a real pain to get to. I don't have a tall ladder, and I'm scared of heights, so I moved a floor lamp to one corner of the landing.

When we're out of here (hopefully by the end of this year), the landlady can worry about how to replace that bulb.

35 posted on 01/12/2011 11:35:16 PM PST by pbmaltzman
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To: pbmaltzman
We have a ceiling light over our inside staircase

Yep, that'd be the one that I replaced for Mom and Dad. No idea why builders put it there, it's even a stretch for me with a 16' ladder. Especially when moving the fixture a few feet closer to the top of the stair would make for easier replacement, and not change the lighting at all.

I prefer your solution: "Get a floor lamp. Let the landlady worry about it." :-)

36 posted on 01/13/2011 6:11:55 AM PST by wbill
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To: wbill
LOL. GMTA.

The air conditioner filter is in the ceiling at the top of the stairs... and while it's not over the stairway itself, it's still close enough to give me the willies were I to change the filter myself. My significant other does that chore, and watching him still gives me the willies.

It'd be nicer if builders could put such things where they're easier to get to. I'm taller than my guy, and it's still a stretch for me.

37 posted on 01/13/2011 10:36:40 PM PST by pbmaltzman
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