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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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