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Legal Incandescent Bulbs are Here [New Rush Sponsor]
The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 9 March 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 03/10/2012 2:07:27 PM PST by COBOL2Java

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RUSH: Larry in South Hackensack, New Jersey, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you with us, sir.

CALLER: Thank you very much, Rush. Thank you for having me.

RUSH: You bet, sir.

CALLER: Our company, Newcandescent.com, manufactures incandescents right here in the US. We have apples to zebras, everything that you can't get, we have permission to manufacture right here in the good old USA.

RUSH: What do you mean, everything that we can't get?

CALLER: All of the banned incandescent lamps --

RUSH: Oh, you mean the stuff that's been banned, the stuff that's been banned, you're making?

CALLER: Well, we're making it legally. We have permission from the DOE to manufacture the products.

RUSH: So you got a waiver from somebody to go ahead and manufacture the stuff?

CALLER: Yes, we do.

RUSH: From who?

CALLER: The Department of Energy.

RUSH: Really?

CALLER: Well, what they did, when they changed the energy laws, in it they left one of the categorizes open which was called rough service category. And what they did was they changed all of the old specifications concerning how the lamp was constructed and they came out with a whole new guideline, how to manufacture the lamps, which we took up. We bought the old equipment that the major manufacturers were getting rid of, GE and Philips and all those people, and we started manufacturing with their sanction. We met all of the guidelines, and they gave us permission to manufacture the lamps here.

RUSH: How many others like you across the fruited plain have been given similar waivers?

CALLER: Only one other.

RUSH: Can you manufacture enough to meet the demand of customers who don't want to make the move to compact fluorescent or these 50-dollar things?

CALLER: Absolutely. Absolutely. And we've been written up in the New York Post and --

RUSH: I know who you are. I know who you are now. I know your last name. Now, Larry, let me ask you a question. The American people are under the impression that starting next year or maybe it's already this year some time, that the stuff you're talking about having permission to make is illegal, it's been banned.

CALLER: Not so. That's not true. It's true that they stopped making them, but we can continue to manufacture them. And we are right now.

RUSH: No, but most people think it's gonna be illegal to buy them. That's why they're out hoarding them.

CALLER: No, no, no, no. No, it's not illegal to buy them. Let me say this. What they banned was general service light bulbs. That's the type of light bulb that you would use in your house, that you would buy in maybe a convenience store, big box retailer, hardware store. That's what they banned. What they left open, the category is called rough service, which is a hardier version of the original general service.

RUSH: Yeah, but you can still use your stuff in a home, right, not just in industry?

CALLER: Yeah, absolutely, you can use it either in the home or in industry or wherever, but mostly for the home. All of the banned, you know, reflectors, we're manufacturing all of those.

RUSH: Dimmers, that kind of, your bulbs can --

CALLER: Yeah, they're all dimmable. They're all made in the US. There's no chemicals in them as far as mercury. They can be disposed of just like you disposed of the other one. It's exactly what everybody was used to, and again, they're made in the US. Which is a big plus.

RUSH: Just so I understand, rough service is what's been outlawed?

CALLER: No, no. General service.

RUSH: General, so rough service is what's still legal?

CALLER: That's totally legal, but they had to be redesigned, the product had to be redesigned. And not only did it have to be redesigned, but you also had to apply to the Department of Energy, which is the DOE --

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: -- for permission to make it, which we did and we got the permission.

RUSH: Okay. So how does everybody else get your stuff, Larry? I mean everybody's under the impression they gotta go out and buy these spaghetti light bulbs. Where are yours gonna be on sale?

CALLER: We're selling them right now in retail stores or you can go to Newcandescent.com and you can buy it online.

RUSH: Newcandescent.com. It's a new sponsor here, by the way, on the EIB Network. Newcandescent.com.

CALLER: That's correct, Newcandescent.com.

RUSH: All right. And 250 watts, 200 watts, hundred watts, what's up?

CALLER: We have them go from 15 watts all the way up to a thousand watts.

RUSH: My prayers have been answered.

CALLER: And we also have a full line of the reflectors --

RUSH: Cool. I'm out of time, but I wasn't gonna put that spaghetti stuff in my house. I was gonna do candles if I had to.

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KEYWORDS: incandescentbulbs; incandescents; lightbulb; limbaugh; newcandescent; rush; rushlive; rushsponsors; rushtranscript
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1 posted on 03/10/2012 2:07:32 PM PST by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java

Cool!! Thank you so much for that post! I’m going to stock up on these when I can.


2 posted on 03/10/2012 2:09:24 PM PST by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: COBOL2Java

Regular bulbs are still about two bucks for a box of six.
I’ve seen no ban.


3 posted on 03/10/2012 2:10:44 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: COBOL2Java

At about a buck each, still a better value than the $10 curly fry or the FedGov approved $50 LED.


4 posted on 03/10/2012 2:11:02 PM PST by mnehring
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To: humblegunner

The ban is in effect. What’s not is the funding to enforce it.


5 posted on 03/10/2012 2:12:13 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: humblegunner

Existing supply hasn’t been depleted yet but new manufacturing is very limited under FedGov regulations.


6 posted on 03/10/2012 2:12:16 PM PST by mnehring
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To: COBOL2Java

BTT. I’d still be tempted to build a stash, though - permissions the DOE has given are permissions the DOE can take away.


7 posted on 03/10/2012 2:13:27 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: humblegunner
Regular bulbs are still about two bucks for a box of six. I’ve seen no ban.

It's being phased in. 100-watts this year, 75 next, 60 after that. You can still find a few 100-watters in the stores, but after they're sold out, they won't be replaced.

8 posted on 03/10/2012 2:13:53 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: COBOL2Java

This is a very good catagory of items to be advertising on Rush’s show. The non-stop flowers/candy/computer backup/gold/etc is really getting old.

I would like to see an effort to let in more advertising like this, the things the “progressive liberals” loath and try to ban.

The jerks that jumped to the “Dump Rush” command from the donks need to be revealed and then watch as their profits fade.

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9 posted on 03/10/2012 2:14:50 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: mnehring
At about a buck each, still a better value than the $10 curly fry or the FedGov approved $50 LED.

They're not a dollar each. They're $2.88 each for the 50, 75, or 100 watt frosted and anywhere from $6.88 to $7.50 for the 50 to 120 watt floods. Shipping is a little over $12 for a minimum purchase of 12 bulbs. Their life is rated at about 10,000 hours or 4h/day for 7 years.
10 posted on 03/10/2012 2:14:59 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Balding_Eagle

Seems like all the incandescent bulbs I buy these days are crap.


11 posted on 03/10/2012 2:17:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: humblegunner

It’s an incremental thing.

The first year is supposed to be 100 Watt.

Followed in later years by 75W, 60W, etc. until we’re living in the dark.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 2:18:27 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: aruanan

Forget the shipping, I’ll buy them in the stores when they’re available.


13 posted on 03/10/2012 2:18:58 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: COBOL2Java

You can buy incandescent light bulbs that last for close to 10 years if you use them on an average of 7 hours a day from this company that primarily caters to the hospitality industry.

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


14 posted on 03/10/2012 2:19:02 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: COBOL2Java
Rough Service basically means a thicker filament structure. These bulbs are usually rated for a higher voltage - 130 volts. When operated at normal line voltages - around 117 volts - they will last up to three time longer. I've been using these types of bulbs in my installations for years and would highly recommend them.
15 posted on 03/10/2012 2:20:06 PM PST by 1FreeAmerican
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To: humblegunner
Regular bulbs are still about two bucks for a box of six. I’ve seen no ban.

This product is in the "Rough Service" category and has a DOE exemption. They advertise right on the box a estimated 7 year lifespan.

Made in the U.S.A.

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16 posted on 03/10/2012 2:20:09 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: humblegunner

I’ve noticed a deterioration of quality in incandescent bulbs; they can’t take any shock or vibration at all. We used to buy ‘rough service’ bulbs, but sources have dried up.

I’m liking this guy.


17 posted on 03/10/2012 2:20:16 PM PST by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: COBOL2Java
"We met all of the guidelines, and they gave us permission to manufacture the lamps here."

I heard the caller say those words, and I thought...we have to beg them for permission? What has this Nation come to, anyway?

Cordially,

18 posted on 03/10/2012 2:22:47 PM PST by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: humblegunner
Regular bulbs are still about two bucks for a box of six. I’ve seen no ban.

Maybe not, but I can't find 100W incandescents, so I'm going to try these from Rush's new sponsor.

19 posted on 03/10/2012 2:23:51 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: cripplecreek
Seems like all the incandescent bulbs I buy these days are crap.

I'm hoping the "rough service" ones might be a bit more robust.

About 3 years ago we replaced the bulb in our back hallway ceiling light. That thing goes on and off several times each day - every day. When he changed the bulb, MGD brought it over to me and said, "You know, I just realized that I've never replaced that bulb ever before." We had been in our house about 24 years at the time, and I doubt the bulb was new when we moved in.

20 posted on 03/10/2012 2:24:00 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Who you gonna believe on the economy? Obama or your own lying wallet?)
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To: humblegunner

What you won’t see right now is 100 watt bulbs...the rest will be banned later. When the supply we have on hand now in this country is all that there will be until this guy came along....100 watts were taken off the market.


21 posted on 03/10/2012 2:25:18 PM PST by goat granny
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To: 1FreeAmerican

The bad news is, rough service bulbs may give slightly “redder” light and won’t be as efficient in the usual visible light spectrum. Still, guaranteed to beat the cr#$% out of the garbage flourescents. I have three dead “100W equivalents” of those so far. I can’t afford to save any more money.


22 posted on 03/10/2012 2:25:39 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: hsalaw
Maybe not, but I can't find 100W incandescents, so I'm going to try these from Rush's new sponsor.

I did a double-take at my local Safeway last week - I saw a few 100w bulbs on the bottom shelf. I don't usually buy 100's but it was interesting to see.

23 posted on 03/10/2012 2:25:59 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: Mygirlsmom
When he changed the bulb, MGD brought it over to me

Miller Genuine Draft never does any chores for me.


24 posted on 03/10/2012 2:27:35 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: COBOL2Java

Yea!


25 posted on 03/10/2012 2:27:55 PM PST by grobdriver
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To: hsalaw

I have been able to find them in the more independent hardware stores/smaller chains. Many of the large chain supermarkets and drug stores in may area pulled them then the ban went into effect and replaced them with 75’s. They promptly reduced the 100w bulbs and they sold out within a day or two.


26 posted on 03/10/2012 2:28:48 PM PST by matt04
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To: humblegunner

The 100 watts were banned this year. I think 75 watt bulbs are banned next year and 60 watt bulbs the year after that.

Something like that


27 posted on 03/10/2012 2:29:41 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Diamond

Tyranny.


28 posted on 03/10/2012 2:30:35 PM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: goat granny
You gotta laugh at how the entrepreneurial spirit fights back. In Europe (where they're doing the same nonsense with incandescents), this company markets them not as light balls, but as "heatballs":

Heatball

29 posted on 03/10/2012 2:31:26 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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30 posted on 03/10/2012 2:32:51 PM PST by rawhide
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To: COBOL2Java

Maybe it’s just California, but I’ve looked in grocery stores, small hardware stores, etc., and can’t find the 100Ws anywhere.


31 posted on 03/10/2012 2:36:03 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: aruanan

I have a halogen light and it has been operating for 26 yers or about 113,880 hours. capial cost is $.001 per hour.


32 posted on 03/10/2012 2:36:39 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: aruanan

My bad, I was looking at the shipping charges.


33 posted on 03/10/2012 2:36:56 PM PST by mnehring
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To: humblegunner
From the context, she must be talking about MGD Light.


34 posted on 03/10/2012 2:37:14 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: COBOL2Java
Getting to be a sponsor on Rush's show just made him a millionaire Smart move, bet he never sticks a knife in Rush's back like the other idiots did....
35 posted on 03/10/2012 2:38:36 PM PST by goat granny
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To: COBOL2Java

I believe rough-service lamps may put out less light for a given wattage than their old normal-service brethren, due to having a heavier filament and not burning at as high a temperature. But they’ll last a lot longer.


36 posted on 03/10/2012 2:39:56 PM PST by raccoonnookkeeper
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To: COBOL2Java
What they left open, the category is called rough service, which is a hardier version of the original general service.

Just like with phosphates ... I guess the incandescent light bulb ban only applies to the masses. The industrial users get to keep the good stuff. We The People must learn to seek out the "professional" or "rough service" items.

Regarding phosphate dishwasher detergent, I get good old Cascade WITH phosphates at a local restaurant supply. It is labeled "professional formula."

37 posted on 03/10/2012 2:39:59 PM PST by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Ya know, I was wondering what restaurants that use incandescents for atmosphere were going to do. These bulbs are like a dollar each in quantities of 24 not counting shipping. Don’t know if you need a business account to order them.


38 posted on 03/10/2012 2:40:02 PM PST by raccoonnookkeeper
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To: hsalaw
Maybe it’s just California, but I’ve looked in grocery stores, small hardware stores, etc., and can’t find the 100Ws anywhere.

Maybe they're hiding them in the back next to the conservative books and Hummer car parts.

39 posted on 03/10/2012 2:40:08 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: COBOL2Java

Greetings COBOL2Java:

Check the “old fashioned” neighborhood hardware stores. Rough service are stocked at our rural hardware store. Incandescent lamps are a must have heat source for newly hatched chicks. The rough service 75 watt are sold in a package of two for about $1.00 each.

Cheers,
OLA


40 posted on 03/10/2012 2:41:12 PM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Heatballs... LOL


41 posted on 03/10/2012 2:41:46 PM PST by raccoonnookkeeper
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To: COBOL2Java

Then why didn’t GE and Phillips apply to make rough service bulbs?


42 posted on 03/10/2012 2:43:48 PM PST by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin)
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To: Diamond
we have to beg them for permission?

Yep. We have to ask them if we may make a living. And this guy is one of the shrinking number willing to invest a lot of money knowing that they can retract his permission whenever Moochelle wakes up in a bad mood. I wish him great success. After the big companies ceased manufacturing in the U.S., I figured that was just one more industry we'd lost.

43 posted on 03/10/2012 2:44:20 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: COBOL2Java

AWESOME!!!! Go America!


44 posted on 03/10/2012 2:45:30 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: 1FreeAmerican

The 75 and 100 watt incandescent lamps we’ve bought over the past couple of years have been terribly weak. Give the lamp a good bump and the filament breaks. I’d say we lose more bulbs from mild bumps than from normal end of life.


45 posted on 03/10/2012 2:46:11 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Thanks for the link. Better product for one third the price.


46 posted on 03/10/2012 2:46:33 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: cripplecreek

I agree. They seem to burn out just as the ladder is put away.

I bought a bunch of 100’s over ebay a long while back. Brass base, and seem to last forever. They came in nice packaging and didn’t cost much more than local store price.


47 posted on 03/10/2012 2:46:40 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: COBOL2Java

All the incandescent bulbs I can find are Made In China. I am so happy to have this new resource.


48 posted on 03/10/2012 2:46:49 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Terry Mross
Then why didn’t GE and Phillips apply to make rough service bulbs?

I can guess with GE. They're Obamunists.

49 posted on 03/10/2012 2:47:30 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: Terry Mross
Then why didn’t GE and Phillips apply to make rough service bulbs?

That's a good question. I can only imagine that their profit margins didn't meet corporate goals. So, the little upstart guy steps in and tries to make a go of it.

50 posted on 03/10/2012 2:47:30 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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