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New regulations pull the plug on the 75-watt incandescent light bulb
KTIV ^ | 1/01/13

Posted on 01/01/2013 6:24:21 AM PST by Libloather

UNDATED (NBC) - As we say goodbye to 2012, we're also saying goodbye to a fixture in America's lighting fixtures: The 75-watt incandescent light bulb.

Under federal law, 75-watt bulbs can no longer be produced or imported as of January 1st, though retailers can still clear remaining stock.

**SNIP**

Traditional 60 and 40 watt bulbs will be phased out in 2014.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 100watt; 60watt; 75watt; bulb; bullystate; envirowhackos; incandescent; light; lightbulb; lightbulbs; regulations
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1 posted on 01/01/2013 6:24:31 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

When they get to the 40 watt we may have on issue! The easy bake oven is now gender neutral and may be in jeopardy!!!!!
People are not only stupid but enjoy being told they are. We need these idiots in charge to tell us whats right and wrong. A community organizer and a bartender handed over to court jester joe and shell shocked Mcconnel behind closed doors making descisions on how much money they will be taking from us to support the give me crowd. Im dizzy


2 posted on 01/01/2013 6:35:16 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Being Breitbart)
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To: Libloather
Green idiocy allowing the federal government to control more and more means of production. Wake up America.
3 posted on 01/01/2013 6:40:02 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Libloather

Idiotic. Thinking the Earth will cool depending on what light bulb you use.


4 posted on 01/01/2013 6:40:02 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Libloather

Only for effeminate journalists who support President Obama.


5 posted on 01/01/2013 6:41:55 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Libloather

Hmmmm ... I sense a market for screw-in adapters that will hold two 60;s or 40’s, converting a standard lamp base to a 120- or 80-watt lamp. Might require a new lamp shade, though.


6 posted on 01/01/2013 6:43:52 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: Libloather
! ! ! !
I thought this crap got reversed.
7 posted on 01/01/2013 6:46:23 AM PST by grobdriver
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To: Libloather

Here you cannot buy 60 watt.

Of course, I have stocks to last out my life.


8 posted on 01/01/2013 6:46:33 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Hardraade

We, too, have hundreds of light bulbs in the basement!


9 posted on 01/01/2013 6:48:47 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: NonValueAdded

Just start buying up all the 60’S and 40’s you can find.i am running out of space


10 posted on 01/01/2013 6:49:53 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: Libloather

Come to Canada. 100’s and 75’s still available, for now. Full flush toilets too!


11 posted on 01/01/2013 6:51:27 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Libloather

Next is cutting down on electrical devices, like kitchen appliances and computers.
In Norway, you can’t buy countertop icecube-makers, for example. Because they’re “wasteful”. That is likely to be a test case, more things will follow. The libs may be aiming at a license to buy computers according to need, which would neatly decapitate any wildflowering internet activity.


12 posted on 01/01/2013 6:52:43 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Libloather

I use a 75 watt over the kitchen sink and in the light in the overhead in the living room using a rheostat(spl). I have not changed the one in the living room in over ten years and the one over the kitchen sink is going on 5 years.I only run them at about 30 % continualy and they seem to last forever.


13 posted on 01/01/2013 6:56:27 AM PST by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

You could make a killing with a black market light bulb operation. I know I’d buy.


14 posted on 01/01/2013 6:56:40 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Libloather
My incandescent bulbs are 100% efficient. Five percent of the energy goes towards lighting the room while the other 95% goes towards heating it. It is Winter, after all.
15 posted on 01/01/2013 7:00:47 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: grobdriver

“I thought this crap got reversed.”

I did too.

Our local Walmart has been selling 100w all year long. Since we prepped for this and stocked up, we’ll probably never have to buy another 100w bulb for the rest of our lives.


16 posted on 01/01/2013 7:17:19 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: Libloather

Supposedly, “rough service” incandescent bulbs are available in all ratings.


17 posted on 01/01/2013 7:23:37 AM PST by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: Libloather

..light has been going out of the world for some time now—Happy New Year...


18 posted on 01/01/2013 7:36:20 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Hardraade
In Norway, you can’t buy countertop icecube-makers, for example. Because they’re “wasteful”.

Well, they do have a point insofar as a filled ice cube tray, left outdoors, would freeze. (This is Norway we're talking about here.) But, then again, to the extent that heat there is electric, any watt of heat that doesn't come out of a lightbulb or an appliance, comes out of the radiator instead, for the net result in zero savings of energy.

19 posted on 01/01/2013 8:44:04 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Libloather

This shows there is nothing, absolutely nothing, too small for the Fed to stick its nose in and regulate. They can’t balance a budget within a trillion dollars of the mark, but they sure love to micromanage.


20 posted on 01/01/2013 9:03:50 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Hardraade
Next is cutting down on electrical devices, like kitchen appliances and computers.

Nah. Eventually they impose "Smart Meters" which will be centrally controlled to ration power to each dwelling and business.

"You say your electricity doesn't work? Well comrade, according to our records you've already used up your watt allotment and it's only the 21st of the month! You'll just have to be become more green!"

(they say 'green' but it sounds like 'red' to me)

21 posted on 01/01/2013 9:12:55 AM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Libloather

Whose original idea was this?

“Gee, I know! Lets ban the incandescent light bulb!”


22 posted on 01/01/2013 9:31:13 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: fatnotlazy
You could make a killing with a black market light bulb operation. I know I’d buy.

Heck, I should sell 'em out of the back of my Blazer. "Pssst!! Wanna buy a incandescent light bulb?" Where there is a demand, there will be a source to fill it. Crap, we can't even stop the flow of drugs, if the feds think they can do this to light bulbs, I got oceanfront property for sale in Kansas.
23 posted on 01/01/2013 9:42:15 AM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: Libloather

Loaded up on 75-watters yesterday at Lowe`s.


24 posted on 01/01/2013 10:02:48 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: Libloather

What about all the people who have overhead fans with a light dimmer? The dimmer doesn’t work with compact florescents.

Same thing with any light that has a dimmer; so all of them are now worthless?

I’ve noticed there’s 150 watt bulbs and 75 watt bulbs but zero 100 watt bulbs. I didn’t know the phaseout was watt related.


25 posted on 01/01/2013 10:32:27 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: coloradan
In Norway, you can’t buy countertop icecube-makers, for example. Because they’re “wasteful”.

Can't freeze water outdoors since a bird might poop in it.

Or the birds and other animals might see the water reflecting and crash or drown trying to get a drink.

What about hibernation and birds flying south for winter, you ask?

What if a bird was detained at TSA and missed their flight? Rumor has it that they are , err... bird brains.

Why, if it only saves one sparrow or passenger pigeon ...

26 posted on 01/01/2013 10:52:59 AM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: Lx
Same thing with any light that has a dimmer; so all of them are now worthless?

You can buy a $15 LED bulb that will work in the dimmer. Made in China.

I’ve noticed there’s 150 watt bulbs and 75 watt bulbs

The 150 is still legal although only "single pack" sales, and they consider it an assault bulb only to be used for "specialty" purposes.

27 posted on 01/01/2013 11:02:32 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: lowbridge

Whose original idea was this?

He who controls the energy, controls the world. The same goes with water, food, medicine, and money.


28 posted on 01/01/2013 11:13:20 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: popdonnelly
My favorite is liberal elites flying around the country - wearing gold and diamond jewelry... As if gold mines in South Africa didn't create massive air pollutions or use energy.

Here's the ugly truth - you're energy footprint is very closely correlated with how much money you spend every year. It has almost NOTHING to do with what kind of light bulb you use.

It's another liberal dog whistle - - a way they show their hatred of middle class traditional families without having to take responsibility for their hatred.

It's time to consider two countries - they won't have to fight us to win all the things they want - and we won't have to argue with them about our position.

Liberals can have ALL of the following:

Unlimited gun control laws.

Unlimited immigration from third world countries.

A minimum wage of $50 an hour.

Taxes on the ‘rich’ of 90% to 98%.

Anyone can vote as ofter as they want to... no ID required.

Teachers have life time appointments - even if they can't pass a simple reading test.

“Marriage” is something between any groups or species or whatever. Anything and everything goes...

Krugman of the New York Times can run the economy - and borrow money from the world until (red state) debt is a million to one.

***********************************************************************

OUR SIDE can have traditional values...

Our side can have newspapers that work to win the respect and trust of their readers rather than working for liberal ‘prizes’ to adorn their office walls.

Citizens can keep the Constitution we have now - and ALL of the Bill of Rights.

Voter ID etc. etc. It's time to consider two countries. They don't like to fight with us - we don't like to fight with them. They can 'have it all' and so can we. Time for a divorce.

29 posted on 01/01/2013 11:16:19 AM PST by GOPJ (It's not possible to be a Progressive and not be a hypocrite. Freeper TigersEye.)
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To: Libloather

We get all the watts we want here in Panama. They are made in India and find their way here.

India also makes DDT. We need to get some DDT here in Panama.


30 posted on 01/01/2013 11:16:19 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (uuue)
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To: WalterSkinner

Happy New Year Walt. This Nation has taken a turn and the idiots asking for it will pay dearly. I refuse to speak to any liberal, including family. I will not subject myself to any twisted logic they bring. No understanding of what our world is about is the reason.


31 posted on 01/01/2013 11:28:46 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Panama? Isn’t the frickin’ sun out about 23 hours a day? Why the need for bulbs?


32 posted on 01/01/2013 11:52:30 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I bought full flush toilets in a few years ago. Needed them to replace the short(s) had in my house. I buy light bulbs in Canookistan too. The up-side of living near the border.


33 posted on 01/01/2013 12:01:43 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Ouderkirk; Former Proud Canadian
The up-side of living near the border.

The down-side is that the pipes freeze so the 'full-flush' jubilation is put on hold until spring? (Please excuse the comments. My New Years celebration just kicked in. And oh, it's gonna be good...)

34 posted on 01/01/2013 12:33:56 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Umm, no thank you. I am clean at the border, and I intend to stay that way. You want the bulbs, come and get them.


35 posted on 01/01/2013 1:19:53 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Libloather

LOL!!!

You are thinking of Alaska.


36 posted on 01/01/2013 1:20:22 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (uuue)
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To: Ouderkirk

“Canookistan”? What are you referring to? What exactly is that supposed to mean?


37 posted on 01/01/2013 1:22:46 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Libloather

By the way, Mexico also gets its WATTS imported from India.

Instead of running drugs to the U.S., Mexico should think of running WATTS to the States.


38 posted on 01/01/2013 2:11:10 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (uuue)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer); Former Proud Canadian
On one side, I've got someone from Panama, with umlouts in their name, who has more wattage and light bulbs than they need and, on the other side, someone from Canada telling me all about the 'ka-whoosh' of real toilets.

I used to live in the land of the free and the home of the braves.

I'm not so sure now...

39 posted on 01/01/2013 2:24:56 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather
Just bought some here in Cleveland today. No big deal. I like the light they make and the warmth they provide. In winter every little bit helps. I switch to curlies in the summer.
40 posted on 01/01/2013 4:33:28 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Libloather

Are 100’s gone already?


41 posted on 01/01/2013 4:36:03 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
We need to get some DDT here in Panama.

Yeah. I bet. DDT made Panama livable, no?

42 posted on 01/01/2013 4:37:59 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Start smuggling light bulbs in and they will really close the borders.


43 posted on 01/01/2013 7:23:02 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: eastforker; Libloather; fatnotlazy

Try this place: http://www.bulbs.com/%22Regular%22_(A—Shape)/results.aspx

Also, you can buy dishwasher detergent with phosphates here: www.bubblebandit.com

Now if I could just find a way to import full flush toilets from Canada and full water usage washers from Mexico, I would be a happy gal. We already know how to remove the water saver device from faucets and showerheads.


44 posted on 01/01/2013 8:13:41 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Thank you for the link. Yes, I wish we could import good toilets. My low water toilet is the bane of my existence.


45 posted on 01/01/2013 9:34:27 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy
My low water toilet is the bane of my existence.

Go to home depot, buy a larger multi gallon tank, and a rubber washer to seal to the toilet, and a new float valve mechanism. set the foloat valve to the highest level prior to spill over, and vioa, you once again have a multi gallon flusher!

Best get a new wall valve as well, they go bad and leak when messed with.

46 posted on 01/01/2013 9:38:00 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: going hot

Thank you. I’m hoping to remodel the bathroom, including getting a new toilet. I’m all thumbs with plumbing, but a local plumber I use may be willing to make the fix.


47 posted on 01/01/2013 10:08:30 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Libloather
Well, now you live in the land of the low information voter.

You also live in the land of the parasites. This is not a criticism of your country, simply an observation. You live in a free society and that society has chosen this road.

It scares me, too.

48 posted on 01/02/2013 5:26:10 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Libloather

If I ran a store that sold light bulbs I’d request a voter registration card. Democrats would not be able to purchase incandescent bulbs of any wattage.


49 posted on 01/02/2013 10:33:40 AM PST by Terry Mross ( I post so people who hate me will know what I think. And they can't seem to stop reading. LOL)
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To: Libloather; Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; ...
The BUSH LIGHT BULB BAN continues to make its presence felt.

If anybody thinks I'm going to vote for Jeb in 2016, they're out of their minds!

Nanny State PING!

50 posted on 01/02/2013 4:15:06 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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