Skip to comments.New regulations pull the plug on the 75-watt incandescent light bulb
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.
Traditional 60 and 40 watt bulbs will be phased out in 2014.
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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
Idiotic. Thinking the Earth will cool depending on what light bulb you use.
Only for effeminate journalists who support President Obama.
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.
Here you cannot buy 60 watt.
Of course, I have stocks to last out my life.
We, too, have hundreds of light bulbs in the basement!
Just start buying up all the 60’S and 40’s you can find.i am running out of space
Come to Canada. 100’s and 75’s still available, for now. Full flush toilets too!
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.
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.
You could make a killing with a black market light bulb operation. I know I’d buy.
“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.
Supposedly, “rough service” incandescent bulbs are available in all ratings.
..light has been going out of the world for some time now—Happy New Year...
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.
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.
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