Skip to comments.The Final Days of the Incandescent Light Bulb
Posted on 12/09/2011 6:07:38 PM PST by Evil Slayer
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.
I’m getting a lot of crappy incandescent bulbs lately. Apparently they’re end of run bulbs.
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.
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.
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.
I’ve gone through 3 of them on the porch within the last month.
I've noticed that problem too. Some 60 watt bulbs are only lasting a month.
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.
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
I’ll settle for some wall-mart special 93w bulbs....
In three weeks and one day it will be illegal to sell a 100-watt incandescent light bulb.
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.
Three bulbs in one month?
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)
Illegal aliens and welfare parasites will get a pass or even get them doled out to them under some absurd gov-co logic.
I actually like the CFLs for some things but a government mandate is just plain criminal.
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.
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’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.
For a more definitive test, swap the bulbs.
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