Skip to comments.Congress overturns incandescent light bulb ban
Posted on 12/16/2011 5:30:52 AM PST by markomalley
Congressional negotiators struck a deal Thursday that overturns the new rules that were to have banned sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs beginning next year.
That agreement is tucked inside the massive 1,200-page spending bill that funds the government through the rest of this fiscal year, and which both houses of Congress will vote on Friday. Mr. Obama is expected to sign the bill, which heads off a looming government shutdown.
Congressional Republicans dropped almost all of the policy restrictions they tried to attach to the bill, but won inclusion of the light bulb provision, which prevents the Obama administration from carrying through a 2007 law that would have set energy efficiency standards that effectively made the traditional light bulb obsolete.
The bill doesnt actually amend the 2007 law, but does prohibit the administration from spending any money to carry out the light bulb standards which amounts to at least a temporary reprieve.
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It would have been so simple to just stick an "e verify" requirement into the Tax Code ~ that's where any employee who isn't passed by e-verify becomes one whose salary or wages are no longer a legitimate business expense for the employer.
Are they awake over in the House?
Reddy Kilowatt is relieved.
Home Depot stopped ordering 100 watt bulbs in October.
Who knows when G.E. stopped making them?
The bill doesnt actually amend the 2007 law,...
Why am I not surprised?
Well GOOD... I like having OPTIONS.....
I’m waiting until the ink is on the thing before I say thanks.
Now I have 12 years of 100 watts stored in my garage for no good reason! Grrrr....I hate government!
And I just stocked up on 100w and 50-100-150 watt bulbs.
Not a lot of them but several year’s worth.
Sounds like a market opportunity. Maybe we should pool our money and open a light bulb plant quick?
Sure there's a reason. Adam Smith's invisible hand put them there so that he can redistribute them to those who didn't stock up for a reduced price! (Ducking.)
I was up most of the night worrying that you wouldn't be able to find something. I will never underestimate you again...promise!
That means the cases of lightbulbs I have been stocking up with over the last couple years to sell on the black market when the ban goes into effect are now essentially worthless. Curse you Republicans for ruining my retirement plans!!!
GE was one of the big “pushers” of the Curly Fry Lightbulbs because they stood to make a lot of money on their sale.
Everyone should know that that $2 CFL that you buy is subsidized by another $25 of your own tax money.
I am well into replacing all my fluorescent lights with LED systems.
Not to worry.
Mexico will begin manufacturing light bulbs soon.
...and they'll explode when you switch them on.
I have several different plastic crates filled with a true variety of incandescent bulbs because I would rather go out in a hail of gunfire before buying the poisonous, Mercury loaded corkscrew bulbs.