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The Final Days of the Incandescent Light Bulb
RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 12/09/11 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 12/09/2011 6:07:38 PM PST by Evil Slayer

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RUSH: In three weeks and one day the 100-watt incandescent light bulb will be illegal. In three weeks and one day it will be illegal to sell a 100-watt incandescent light bulb. And who did this? The federal government. The federal government, under the auspices of a hoax, mankind global warming. You know, I've been staying in a lot of hotels lately, been doing a little traveling, and hotels are like a lot of other businesses, they just run scared of any regulatory agency. Nobody stands up to regulatory agency, and you can understand it. So you walk in and you turn on the lamp and you know that it's a compact fluorescent. You know because it's inferior light. You know because it's small and tiny. You know because it isn't going to be sufficient. The Democrat led federal government is taking us backwards. The enemy of the Democrat Party is progress. In three weeks and one day, illegal to buy an incandescent light bulb. And you know what that means, when the 100-watt incandescent light bulbs are outlawed only criminals will have them. That means me. I will be a criminal. (interruption) Well, you can have them but you can't sell them, but they're still gonna be gunning for you. At some point it's gonna be illegal to have them. But if you can't sell them -- (interruption) well, if I use one in proximity to a turtle? Yeah, then it could be jail time.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
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I stocked up on 25 thru 100 Watt incandescent bulbs last year. Going to get some more 100s tomorrow if they still have them on the shelf.
1 posted on 12/09/2011 6:07:44 PM PST by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

I’m getting a lot of crappy incandescent bulbs lately. Apparently they’re end of run bulbs.


2 posted on 12/09/2011 6:14:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Evil Slayer

I bought them and I don’t even need them particularly...the ones no one mentions are the 3 ways...if they have a level over 100 will they be illegal too? don’t know but I have been stocking up.


3 posted on 12/09/2011 6:15:44 PM PST by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: Evil Slayer

Will they still be sold in Mexico and Canada? If so, will there be a light bulb cartel shipping illegal bulbs north to sell on city corners and in flea markets?

Why not repackage them as a heating element with this warning..

WARNING: It is a violation of FEDERAL LAW to use this 100 Watt heating element (formerly known as a 100 Watt light bulb) as a light bulb.


4 posted on 12/09/2011 6:16:06 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: cripplecreek

Not to seem conspiratorial, but I’ve noticed the same thing. I’ve been buying incandescents for the past year and stocking them. They seem to burn out WAY quicker than usual.


5 posted on 12/09/2011 6:17:20 PM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Maybe they can put an expiration date on them like 12/31/11. Along with a warning “do not use after 12/31/11.” That way the store selling them could, possibly, maybe, sort of be covered.
6 posted on 12/09/2011 6:21:50 PM PST by Evil Slayer
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To: boop

I’ve gone through 3 of them on the porch within the last month.


7 posted on 12/09/2011 6:22:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: boop
"I’ve been buying incandescents for the past year and stocking them. They seem to burn out WAY quicker than usual."

I've noticed that problem too. Some 60 watt bulbs are only lasting a month.

8 posted on 12/09/2011 6:22:01 PM PST by StormEye
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To: Evil Slayer

For over a year have made it a habit to buy a couple packages of 60w, 75w and 100w when we visit Lowes/Home Depot or, WalMart. We have a whole closet full of the suckers.


9 posted on 12/09/2011 6:22:31 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Evil Slayer

They took away the gold from American’s and then they took away their damn lightbulbs. The only sound heard from the home of the brave was...Baaaaaaaaa, Baaaaaaaaa


10 posted on 12/09/2011 6:24:32 PM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: Evil Slayer

I’ll settle for some wall-mart special 93w bulbs....


11 posted on 12/09/2011 6:24:56 PM PST by mo
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Evil Slayer.
In three weeks and one day it will be illegal to sell a 100-watt incandescent light bulb.

12 posted on 12/09/2011 6:26:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cripplecreek
A well intentioned (liberal) friend of my mother changed the bulbs on her front and rear porch and both sides of her garage door to ones that look like this:

One of them melted and fused itself to the lamp base. Luckily, it popped the breaker, or she may have had a serious house fire.

13 posted on 12/09/2011 6:28:47 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: cripplecreek

Three bulbs in one month?

Outrageous.

Mine used to last about 6-8 months,depending on the season,and it was kept on a lot.

(In a condo now so no more porch light)


14 posted on 12/09/2011 6:29:22 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Illegal aliens and welfare parasites will get a pass or even get them doled out to them under some absurd gov-co logic.


15 posted on 12/09/2011 6:29:52 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Baynative

I actually like the CFLs for some things but a government mandate is just plain criminal.


16 posted on 12/09/2011 6:30:59 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Mears

On one side of the porch is a bulb I put in when I installed the fixture about 3 years ago and I haven’t changed it since. On the other side I put a bulb in and its been fine till recently and now I’m changing it all the time.


17 posted on 12/09/2011 6:33:59 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek

You have one go out yet? If so, how do you get rid of it? Against the law to just through it away. Inquiring minds want to know. ;-)


18 posted on 12/09/2011 6:35:49 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote)
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To: Evil Slayer

I’ve wondered about the details of this phaseout after thre 100W in 2012. According to Wiki, other single wattage incandescents will phase out through 2014, ending with the 40W bulb.

Apparently, 3-way bulbs will not be phased out, along with appliance bulbs and some other specialty bulbs, if Wiki is correct.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase-out_of_incandescent_light_bulbs


19 posted on 12/09/2011 6:37:22 PM PST by Will88
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To: cripplecreek

For a more definitive test, swap the bulbs.


20 posted on 12/09/2011 6:37:47 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: doc1019

Fairies come and take the old CFLs away. At least that’s what I figure must be happening because I certainly wouldn’t want to break the law.


21 posted on 12/09/2011 6:38:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek

My second cousin twice removed has a third cousin with a friend who says his wife’s best friend says she just tosses the dammed things in the trash (rumor, of course).


22 posted on 12/09/2011 6:41:58 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote)
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To: doc1019

“You have one go out yet? If so, how do you get rid of it? Against the law to just through it away. Inquiring minds want to know. ;-)”

Box it up and send it to the White House addressed to the alleged brightest bulb in the package.


23 posted on 12/09/2011 6:42:29 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Evil Slayer
a design not bettered in a hundred + years. so good it had to be stopped by legislation.

Not unlike the internal combustion engine.

What is it these morons against anything good and Holy?

24 posted on 12/09/2011 6:43:08 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (omg - obama must go!)
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To: doc1019
You have one go out yet? If so, how do you get rid of it? Against the law to just through it away. Inquiring minds want to know. ;-)

Don't you mean "knough?"

25 posted on 12/09/2011 6:43:57 PM PST by Misterioso
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To: Stormdog

ROFLMAO!!


26 posted on 12/09/2011 6:44:27 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote)
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To: Baynative

I am totally against a mandate on bulbs but I like the CFLs.

I have had one burning on the front porch 24/7 for five years.

Our master bath has two fixtures that hold eight bulbs each. Regular bulbs heated the room fifteen degrees over ambient. The CFL’s produce as much light and no heat.

I sure as hell don’t have one in any reading lamps though.


27 posted on 12/09/2011 6:45:14 PM PST by Eaker (Nothing even remotely praising Romney should be posted because one should stick to the truth.)
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To: Baynative

28 posted on 12/09/2011 6:46:49 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (omg - obama must go!)
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To: doc1019

I’m in the next district over from Fred Upton and I’d like to send the old CFLs to his office for him to deal with but I’d go to prison for sending poison through the mail.


29 posted on 12/09/2011 6:47:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: StormEye
I've noticed that problem too. Some 60 watt bulbs are only lasting a month.

Try 130 volt bulbs.

30 posted on 12/09/2011 6:47:56 PM PST by Prokopton (.)
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To: Evil Slayer

If Edison were alive, he’d shrug.


31 posted on 12/09/2011 6:48:36 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (omg - obama must go!)
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To: Evil Slayer

I have yet to buy a CFL yet, so I know nothing about them. Considering my stock of incandescents, I may never know.


32 posted on 12/09/2011 6:52:03 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: doc1019

“You have one go out yet? If so, how do you get rid of it? Against the law to just through it away. Inquiring minds want to know. ;-)”

I throw them away. There, now I’ve outed myself.


33 posted on 12/09/2011 6:53:57 PM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: cripplecreek

Do you buy the 130V bulbs? I had a problem with a bathroom fixture burning through bulbs, and it hasn’t happened since I bought the 130V incandescents.


34 posted on 12/09/2011 6:54:01 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Stormdog

Maybe a better solution would be to the old CFBs in a standard envelope and send them back to GE.


35 posted on 12/09/2011 6:59:06 PM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Stormdog

Maybe a better solution would be to toss the old CFBs in a standard envelope and send them back to GE.


36 posted on 12/09/2011 6:59:31 PM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: cripplecreek

You know, of course, if you drop one of these suckers and it breaks, you are supposed to contact your local fire department and inform them you have a hazmat incident.

I can imagine this excites the local FDs no end. Ten or fifteen times a week they get to don their hazmat suits to collect the remnants of dropped light bulbs.


37 posted on 12/09/2011 7:02:12 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote)
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To: Evil Slayer

How about producing a 101 watt incandescent bulb?


38 posted on 12/09/2011 7:05:34 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: Evil Slayer

Heil Holidays!


39 posted on 12/09/2011 7:06:51 PM PST by lephantom
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To: doc1019

Glenn Beck Breaks CFL Bulb For Earthday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu43-C1qZ4w


40 posted on 12/09/2011 7:07:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Is a ban on incandescent light bulbs really coming to the United States? Technically speaking, no, an incandescent light ban is not about to take place.

On January 1, 2012, the light bulb police will NOT come and haul you away if you light your home with 100 watters. It won’t even be illegal to buy or sell them.

But it WILL be illegal to manufacture 100 watt incandescent bulbs in - or import said light bulbs into - the United States as of that date.

http://www.squidoo.com/is-there-a-ban-on-incandescent-light-bulbs


41 posted on 12/09/2011 7:10:09 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Evil Slayer

Boehner shares in the blame...he set up that bogus vote to overturn the ban..


42 posted on 12/09/2011 7:10:20 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Baynative

That is the ugliest light bulb. I hope I never run out of the incandescents.


43 posted on 12/09/2011 7:14:33 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: Stormdog
Box it up and send it to the White House addressed to the alleged brightest bulb in the package.

The brightest bulb in the White House ? That could be a problem.

44 posted on 12/09/2011 7:16:18 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: boop

Heck, buy a 100w flood light and see how quick they burn out!
Less than 2 months on a multiple year bulb!


45 posted on 12/09/2011 7:18:00 PM PST by 9422WMR
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To: fight_truth_decay
But it WILL be illegal to manufacture 100 watt incandescent bulbs in - or import said light bulbs into - the United States as of that date.

LOL you don't want to know how they smuggle them in.

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On the "bright side". Bulb smugglers are easy to apprehend because they don't run very fast.
46 posted on 12/09/2011 7:19:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Irish Eyes

“The brightest bulb in the White House ? That could be a problem.”

Welcome to the 25 watt presidency. If you squint, you can at least see the end of it.


47 posted on 12/09/2011 7:19:33 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Evil Slayer

If it’s -10 degrees outside does my 100 w incandescent lightbulb in my kitchen really waste that much energy?


48 posted on 12/09/2011 7:20:12 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: Evil Slayer

BTTT.


49 posted on 12/09/2011 7:30:02 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Stormdog

Box it up and send it to the White House addressed to the alleged brightest bulb in the package.

Sending hazardous materials to the White House? That’ll make you disappear.


50 posted on 12/09/2011 7:36:29 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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