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Feds phase out more light bulbs in 2013
KVUE ^

Posted on 01/01/2013 6:20:01 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

HOUSTON -- At the Light Bulb Depot near his home in The Heights, Randy Gingrich just bought another batch of florescent bulbs. “Since I started three years ago, I haven’t replaced a compact fluorescent yet,” he says. “So I’m happy with that.” “In my ceiling fans, each one of mine has four lights,” says Allen Tabb, who’s been selling light bulbs for 16 years. “So instead of using 240 watts of electricity, I only use 60 watts of electricity. And I get the same light output.” Sure, fluorescent bulbs are more expensive than old-fashioned incandescent bulbs and some people complain about losing a special glow in their homes. But in the long run, homeowners say they’re cheaper. Besides, pretty soon Americans won’t have much choice. As the New Year arrives, new rules bring the nation closer to the end of the traditional incandescent light bulb. Energy efficiency legislation adopted by Congress and signed by former President George W. Bush in 2007 is gradually phasing out the standard bulbs that have illuminated American homes for more than a century. The new rules have applied to 100 watt bulbs since the beginning of 2012. In 2013, the restrictions have expanded to 75 watt bulbs. In January 2013, the new rules will apply to 60 and 40 watt bulbs.

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Who could have imagined a "free" country coming to this?
1 posted on 01/01/2013 6:20:02 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA
Is the latter correct or should it be 2014?: "In 2013, the restrictions have expanded to 75 watt bulbs. In January 2013, the new rules will apply to 60 and 40 watt bulbs."
2 posted on 01/01/2013 6:23:28 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Is that a typo in the article? Do 60’s and 40’s disappear THIS month or is that supposed to be 2014? Will we see Henry Hill and Tommy DeVito selling bulbs out of the trunk of their car?


3 posted on 01/01/2013 6:25:44 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Most of congress pass laws to benefit thier pocket, how many of these cretans have stock or investments in energy efficient light bulbs? 2013 the year we listen to thier lying statements and we look behind the curtain for the truth


4 posted on 01/01/2013 6:26:48 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Being Breitbart)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I find them very hard to read by. If they are so great let the market work and people will naturally buy them, we don’t need govt. to tell us what is good for us.


5 posted on 01/01/2013 6:31:51 AM PST by ABN 505
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ve hoarded enough to last for 5 years, hoping someone will come to their senses and repeal this job killer.


6 posted on 01/01/2013 6:34:32 AM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
You can still buy incandescents for "rough service" at Newcandesent.com. I bought a ten year supply for the house just in case the Feds decide to close this "loophole" in the law.
7 posted on 01/01/2013 6:35:30 AM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

And how am I supposed to keep my baby chicks warm in their brooder this spring? With the cases of bulbs I stocked up earlier?

I’m glad they haven’t noticed heat lamps people use to warm calves and piglets. Those things suck the electricity.


8 posted on 01/01/2013 6:39:04 AM PST by eartrumpet
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To: Red in Blue PA

Feds phase out more light bulbs in 2013 but phase in mercury in the new bulbs.Only the feds work like that.


9 posted on 01/01/2013 6:44:47 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: SubMareener

Their 100 W bulb only puts out the light of a 75 W, that is, about 1250 lumens. The 75 is equivalent to a 60, the 60 is a 40.

In other words, these are lower efficiency bulbs. You need more bulbs to get the same light or you get used to dimmer lighting.

They don’t get as hot so they put out less light and last a lot longer. Also, the light is ‘warmer’ colored.


10 posted on 01/01/2013 6:51:14 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

For output per watt can’t beat LEDs problem is they’re expensive. But in using them my Christmas display light bill should be at least a 1/5th of what it would be with incandesents but that is no reason to ban them.


11 posted on 01/01/2013 6:51:53 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("A voice crying in the wilderness make streight for the way of the Lord")
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To: Red in Blue PA

I put 2 track light fixtures in my kitchen last March. Each one houses 6 CFL bulbs with the GU24 base. (Pin prongs instead od screw-type)

In the first 8 months of service, 7 out of the 12 burned out, and replacements cost $6 to $8 each.

So much for extra life and cost savings over incandescents... And a good illustration of ill-conceived gov’t regulation. Can¡t wait until they get their hands on all of our healthcare...


12 posted on 01/01/2013 7:02:12 AM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Who could have imagined a “free” country coming to this?”


It came to this because WE let it. No other reason. Moreover, what is even more “imagined”, is the idea OF thinking we ever were a “free” country in the first place. Looks to me as though life on THIS planet has been just one big Scam-o-rama.


13 posted on 01/01/2013 7:03:24 AM PST by ourworldawry
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To: Red in Blue PA

Incandescent lamps are and will be available. The legislation mandates lower wattage input for the same light output. The majors are using halogen burners inside a traditional bulb shaped envelope. Bottom line, that $0.69 lamp will now be $1.20.


14 posted on 01/01/2013 7:04:43 AM PST by Southern Partisan
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s time we turn out the lights on the Feds. It’s apparant that we can’t keep a federal government government federal. We now have a national government that controls every aspect of our lives. Some of my kids just went to DC last week and said they saw the Constitution. I asked them if it was in the national cemetery.


15 posted on 01/01/2013 7:05:02 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
“Since I started three years ago, I haven’t replaced a compact fluorescent yet,” he says.

We had some in an outside light and they lasted about six months. I also have a lamp post that has had the same incandescent bulb I put into it in 1990.

16 posted on 01/01/2013 7:11:46 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I too tried the CFLs which supposedly had a 15 year lifeapan......l
they all lasted in the range of 6 months. Some 3.


17 posted on 01/01/2013 7:21:30 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I too tried the CFLs which supposedly had a 15 year lifeapan......l
they all lasted in the range of 6 months. Some 3.


18 posted on 01/01/2013 7:21:43 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I’ve replaced many CFLs. Seems at least 1 goes out every other month. More expensive CFLs plus the need to drop it off at a collection center when they burn out, and the tint and output is inferior to incandescents makes the CFLs a clear winner.


19 posted on 01/01/2013 7:30:38 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: NonValueAdded; ConservativeStatement

It should be 2014. Chalk one up to another outstanding editor.


20 posted on 01/01/2013 7:35:50 AM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

This is all just part of Agenda 21. It starts slow so people don’t understand what’s happening......how all their freedoms are being restricted.

Same thing with the plastic bottles being outlawed.

If you don’t know what Agenda 21 is Google it.


21 posted on 01/01/2013 7:55:11 AM PST by agondonter
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To: Blue Highway
More expensive CFLs plus the need to drop it off at a collection center when they burn out

Yeah, right, that's where I take mine too.

22 posted on 01/01/2013 7:58:29 AM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: Blue Highway

I have about a dozen CFLs just sitting on a shelf. I stocked up on incandescents the past couple of years. I didn’t mention that the incandescent in the lamp post has an electric eye, so it goes on and off slowly. No big surge to blow the filament.


23 posted on 01/01/2013 8:01:01 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Americans have the country they DESERVE.

That goes for most FREEPERS too.

I’m sure I’ll be told I hate America first and want the terrorists to win and should just shut up.


24 posted on 01/01/2013 8:10:14 AM PST by MichiganConservative (T. Jefferson's warning come true: THIS morning you woke up a slave to government and central bankers)
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To: agondonter

I have read about Agenda 21...thanks for the heads up though. Incrementalism is the best means of advancing change unnoticed.


25 posted on 01/01/2013 8:11:45 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Red in Blue PA
At the Light Bulb Depot near his home in The Heights, Randy Gingrich just bought another batch of florescent bulbs. “Since I started three years ago, I haven’t replaced a compact fluorescent yet,” he says.

Then why are you buying more of them?

26 posted on 01/01/2013 8:14:48 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - Rene "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: Blue Highway
the need to drop it off at a collection center

It would be a shame if people got into the habit of disposing of old CFLs at city hall. It would be an even bigger shame if people accidentally broke the bulb while positioning the HazMat sign.

27 posted on 01/01/2013 8:20:23 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Because he has tons of disposable income from the great economic recovery. /s


28 posted on 01/01/2013 8:24:13 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Red in Blue PA

And if you have lupus, the CFLs will send your skin through the roof.


29 posted on 01/01/2013 8:32:06 AM PST by SisterK (My kingdom is NOT of this world)
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To: Graybeard58
Yeah, right, that's where I take mine too.

Lowes and Home Depot are 2 places off the top of my head that takes in used CFL bulbs. I usually wait until I have 4 or 5 burnt out bulbs before I take them and I am usually going there for something else as well. Are you saying you are throwing them in the trash? What about the mercury?

30 posted on 01/01/2013 8:42:58 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Red in Blue PA

This law, more than most, convinced me that there’s no difference between the GOP and DNC.

Remember, the dipstick who proposed this law was a Republican.


31 posted on 01/01/2013 8:50:47 AM PST by NVDave
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To: Red in Blue PA

Soooo
we gonna set up a smuggeling network from say Mexico to illegally sneak them in to the U.S.?


32 posted on 01/01/2013 9:08:38 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: ClearCase_guy

........thousands of people rioted today. The people were throwing cfl bulbs at the military that was enlisted by martial law. The military was ordered to retreat for their safety. The rioters took over the US. .......seems logical doesnt it?


33 posted on 01/01/2013 9:38:17 AM PST by phalynx
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To: Arrowhead1952

I have long known that the surge is what shortens bulb life, so I put in sliding dimmer switches on our ceiling lights in the house. We have only had one bulb replaced in 2 1/2 years. The table lamp and floor lamps are what are using bulbs. I have a large supply of bulbs that should last us a while.


34 posted on 01/01/2013 10:05:45 AM PST by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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To: NVDave
Remember, the dipstick who proposed this law was a Republican.

Boehner gave him the energy committee, but we were assured he had moderated his position.

35 posted on 01/01/2013 10:11:16 AM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: ourworldawry

Isn’t it though? (scam) I always think of that movie “The Island” — where the clones have to keep working, and the elite controllers promise them a chance to win an escape to “the island.”


36 posted on 01/01/2013 10:12:49 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: SisterK

And migraines and some other things. I have not used the overhead CFLs in my office for years — have two old-fashioned lights to turn on when I get there.


37 posted on 01/01/2013 10:15:54 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: Oztrich Boy

Because he’s lying.


38 posted on 01/01/2013 10:24:20 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

So a business owner who relies on repeat customers is happy that his clients will only have to come in and buy light bulbs once? Is that what I’m reading?

That said - funny, Americans invented the light bulb now you can’t buy an Edison light bulb....


39 posted on 01/01/2013 10:43:58 AM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If light bulbs are made in state X and only sold in state X how can FedGov™ regulate that? Intrastate commerce is not regulated.


40 posted on 01/01/2013 10:51:30 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Total bravo sierra. They do NOT last anywhere near as long as advertised. In fact I have found that they don’t last as long as incandescents. Just more progressive bullshit designed for control and profits for cronies.


41 posted on 01/01/2013 10:55:15 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: rightly_dividing

That is correct. The CFLs won’t work with dimmers either. That is one reason we don’t use them.


42 posted on 01/01/2013 11:38:09 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

As of today 75 watt incandescent bulbs will be phased out. It might take another two months for a place like Home Depot to deplete their supply. I plan on stocking up on some regular 75watt bulbs and some GE Reveal (full spectrum) 75 watt bulbs

Last year Jan first 2012 the 100 watt bulbs were phased out....Took two months for Home Depot to finish off the supply


43 posted on 01/01/2013 11:40:28 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is reidiculous. Next thing you know the gubbmint will be telling us how much water our toilets will flush... oh wait.


44 posted on 01/01/2013 11:54:50 AM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: dennisw
we bought up a supply of 100 watts last year. Guess we will need to do the same with 75 watts. this is getting rediculous!
45 posted on 01/01/2013 11:55:04 AM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: pollywog
I'd be more willing to consider buying hundreds of light bulbs if I was certain that we'll continue to have a supply of electricity or gas to power generators.

They could still be used as weapons, I guess.

46 posted on 01/01/2013 11:58:49 AM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
What a bunch of crap dumped on us.
Have three incandescent flood lights on the back of my house, one went out so I decided to try an equivalent fluorescent replacement.
The apparent brightness and illumination, direct and spread out, is significantly less with the fluorescent when compared with the incandescent sitting side by side.
Warm up time is also crap.
And yes, I know all the formulas and test that determine brightness, lumens, etc, etc.
To my eyes, there’s just less brightness regardless of what’s stamped on the box.
47 posted on 01/01/2013 12:17:09 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

From the article:

“Since I started three years ago, I haven’t replaced a compact fluorescent yet,”

Well, aren’t you _special_ stick-boy. I haven’t had one of those last three years; not even close.


48 posted on 01/01/2013 12:32:49 PM PST by Peet (Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei. (Monroe in "Grimm"))
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To: Tau Food

I know... I thought of the fact that we may have all these bulbs and not be able to use them.


49 posted on 01/01/2013 12:34:34 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I just put in several incandescent bulbs as temporary “pipe heaters”, during this cold spell. One 150 watt bulb and two 100s. We use heat tape in other places but the pipes are not accessible enough in these. A 250w heat lamp would be too much heat, but I may have to switch to those little 85w reptile enclosure heaters when the regular bulbs run out.


50 posted on 01/01/2013 12:40:48 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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