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FTC turns lights on decorative bulbs
The Hill ^ | June 17 2014 | Tim Devaney

Posted on 06/17/2014 12:43:41 PM PDT by PoloSec

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may require decorative light bulbs to publish energy labels that provide consumers with information about a bulb's brightness, color, life, energy use, and estimated annual energy cost.

The FTC announced Tuesday it is considering new rules that would require decorative and other specialty light bulbs to comply with the same energy labeling rule that other, more traditional light bulbs have been following since 2010.

The Lighting Facts label can be found on general service light bulbs, such as incandescents, fluorescents, and LEDs.

But, so far, decorative lights have been exempt from the labeling rule.

This comes as part of a potentially broad expansion of the FTC's energy labeling rule, which would allow include new rules for refrigerators, ceiling fans, furnaces, televisions, and air conditioners, the agency said.

The public has until Aug. 18 to comment on the proposed rule.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: decorativelightbulbs; energylabeling; ftc; lightbulbs

1 posted on 06/17/2014 12:43:41 PM PDT by PoloSec
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Is the FTC militarized too?


2 posted on 06/17/2014 12:45:34 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: PoloSec

Sounds like huge makework and gummit bureaucracy self justification to me.

How many people have complained they don’t know the candlepower or scientifically precise hue of a Christmas light or a party lamp?


3 posted on 06/17/2014 12:46:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Gene Eric

Why of cuss.


4 posted on 06/17/2014 12:46:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: PoloSec

Moslems no likey Christmas?


5 posted on 06/17/2014 12:46:40 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Gene Eric

“Cuss” being figurative for the cussing cusses that are trying to cuss us all.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 12:47:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: PoloSec

7 posted on 06/17/2014 12:47:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: PoloSec

Red bulbs must have a label stating: “RED”

Similar requirement for Green bulbs, and all other colors.


8 posted on 06/17/2014 12:48:41 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: PoloSec
The Lighting Facts label can be found on general service light bulbs, such as incandescents, fluorescents, and LEDs.

Light-emitting diodes are now "bulbs?"

-PJ

9 posted on 06/17/2014 12:51:56 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Then we shall be cussedly unyielding.


10 posted on 06/17/2014 12:52:37 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

How many people have complained...”

Outside of the people in Boulder, Colorado, who wanted to change the stoplight colors at Christmas from red and green to something else that is not a Christmas color, nobody I know. These people need to be fired if that is all they have to deal with.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 12:59:32 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Scrambler Bob
LABEL: DO NOT PLACE BULB IN MOUTH


12 posted on 06/17/2014 1:02:15 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Political Junkie Too

Some new lamps are made with an LED or more commonly, arrays of them, and have the form factor of bulbs and are called bulbs.


13 posted on 06/17/2014 1:03:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Sure, but do they require the labeling of bulbs? They don't heat by filament, they don't contain gas, they don't consume the same amount of electricity. But because they look like bulbs they have to be treated like bulbs?

-PJ

14 posted on 06/17/2014 1:07:15 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: PoloSec

Fire 50% of FTC drones. They obviously have too much time on their hands. Normally they would be porn surfing


15 posted on 06/17/2014 1:08:39 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Ones that are marketed as replacements for ordinary white-light bulbs get labeled today. I don’t know what legal requirements are. But I’ve seen them in places like Home Depot. I tried one once for a floodlight and was underwhelmed. It was stark and harsh and eye fatiguing. I switched to one that had a curly-bulb in a floodlamp envelope and was happier.


16 posted on 06/17/2014 1:11:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: PoloSec

Just another piece of paper in the box I’ll throw out.


17 posted on 06/17/2014 1:12:05 PM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: PoloSec

The shadow government MUST expand.


18 posted on 06/17/2014 1:13:03 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: 1rudeboy

LABEL: DO NOT PLACE BULB IN MOUTH...........or any other body orifices................

19 posted on 06/17/2014 1:14:21 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Yeah, I bought a few 60watt equivalents that say they only take 2 watts. I wanted to have something that runs off of a 12V battery with an inverter in case of blackouts.

It doesn't cast a light that lights the whole room, but it's cheap on current.

I also picked up a few 13 watt CFLs (claim to be 60W equivalents). They draw a lot more current from the 12v, but they do light up the room a lot more in a pinch.

-PJ

20 posted on 06/17/2014 1:18:58 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Red Badger

Conservatives have lightbulbs going on in their heads. Liberals have light bulbs going off in their ...


21 posted on 06/17/2014 1:46:50 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Gene Eric; All
"Is the FTC militarized too?"


22 posted on 06/17/2014 1:52:06 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Red Badger

Ouch...I bet emergency wards have seen many things like this!


23 posted on 06/17/2014 2:01:18 PM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: hummingbird

Yeah, accidentally sitting on a light bulb is a common occurrence...........especially in San Fransisco for some odd reason.........


24 posted on 06/17/2014 2:38:50 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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