Skip to comments.Tossing out those energy guzzling incandescent light bulbs.
Posted on 05/17/2011 8:45:27 AM PDT by Tvrm
Getting on the Energy Efficiency Bandwagon Tossing out those energy guzzling incandescent light bulbs.
With the banning of 100w incandescent bulbs in January 2012 and 40w bulbs and higher in 2014, dont get confused with reducing our countries energy usage with saving you money because it is not about saving you money.
***dont get confused with reducing our countries energy usage with saving you money because it is not about saving you money.***
How true! Ive seen more energy wasted around here in public lighting than my 100w incadescents will ever use in my lifetime.
CFLs give my wife a headache. Hell hath no fury like her with a headache!
100W incadescents also keep pipes under the house and the well house from freezing in winter, they also keep the baby chicks and other animals warm.
I suppose if we call them 100W heating units we will be accused of wasting light!
***We need to hold a tea party protest where we shove CFL bulbs up our lawmakers a*ses.***
On a certain day we all need to storm the Capitol in Wasshington D C and hurl our burned out CFLs on the Capitol steps.
I replaced all my lighbulbs in my house with the CFL bulbs and my electric bill went up about $100 per monnth..it took we about 3 months to finally figure out why then I realized it was the CFL bulbs. So I threw all of them away and put back the cheapy bulbs...ta-da my electric bill is $100 cheaper a month....crazy huh!
It never is. Government and it’s monopoly-regulated monopolies always have a reason to raise rates no matter what, in this case - energy. No matter if you conserve and use less, use the same, or use more:
Use less: We need to raise rates because we have fixed costs but people are using less and therefore our power earnings are lower.
Use the same: Upgrade costs, maintenance costs, planning for the future increases, we need a rate increase.
Use more: demand has grown, really need new plants, upgrade capacity at existing plants, we need a rate increase.
No matter what happens they just trot out whatever excuses work at the moment. If you conserve and expect to save money, forget it. The only good thing is that it might help keep your bills staying closer to the same, because you are using less energy which can offset some of the rate increases.
Go study India.
The government subsidized CFLs at first so everyone took them.
Then when they actually had to buy one, they couldn’t because the bulbs were so expensive.
Like the Soviet Union, one lightbulb per household. Soon, they’ll only turn the electricity on for a couple of hours a night.
The CFL lightbulb plot is a very sinister plot against the American people no doubt about it.
Cost doesn’t take into consideration special drop off points have to be set up (graft of government money to the locations who take them) then disposing of them in the landfill is forbidden, so where do they take them?
BTW if you break one on your carpet, you’re supposed to throw the carpet out.
You know, I was thinking of exactly the same thing...except no effigy would be involved.
Actually this is how I plan to keep selling them after the ban.
High Efficiency Portable Personal Heaters with Light. 95% of the energy the bulb uses is turned into heat. Plus you get a lot of light. Talk about efficient heaters!
yeah, I have “personal” knowledge of a lightbulb stockpile myself ;-)
If South Carolina starts producing incandescents (for their use only, don’t you know), I’m sure there will be some product ‘leakage’ out of the state. I say this thinking of buying a horse trailer.
Fine. I want a “lifetime” guarantee where I can just go to the store and exchange them. I have three dead CCFL 100W bulbs that were not cheap.
The Antiyuppie -=> “Fine. I want a lifetime guarantee where I can just go to the store and exchange them. I have three dead CCFL 100W bulbs that were not cheap.
Maybe mail the dead bulbs to your senators or congressthings?
First they came for my light bulbs and I said nothing, etc...
“Congressman, for your sake I hope you have a left-hand thread”
You must be younger than I am—LOL!
Let me put it this way. I am still in the military and mandatory retirement age is 60. I will not be in the military one year from now.
Let me put it this way: I’ve got underwear older than you..........
Or, as some witty TV commentator called them the other day - "This administration's in-house corporation".