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Legal Incandescent Bulbs are Here [New Rush Sponsor]
The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 9 March 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 03/10/2012 2:07:27 PM PST by COBOL2Java


RUSH: Larry in South Hackensack, New Jersey, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you with us, sir.

CALLER: Thank you very much, Rush. Thank you for having me.

RUSH: You bet, sir.

CALLER: Our company,, manufactures incandescents right here in the US. We have apples to zebras, everything that you can't get, we have permission to manufacture right here in the good old USA.

RUSH: What do you mean, everything that we can't get?

CALLER: All of the banned incandescent lamps --

RUSH: Oh, you mean the stuff that's been banned, the stuff that's been banned, you're making?

CALLER: Well, we're making it legally. We have permission from the DOE to manufacture the products.

RUSH: So you got a waiver from somebody to go ahead and manufacture the stuff?

CALLER: Yes, we do.

RUSH: From who?

CALLER: The Department of Energy.

RUSH: Really?

CALLER: Well, what they did, when they changed the energy laws, in it they left one of the categorizes open which was called rough service category. And what they did was they changed all of the old specifications concerning how the lamp was constructed and they came out with a whole new guideline, how to manufacture the lamps, which we took up. We bought the old equipment that the major manufacturers were getting rid of, GE and Philips and all those people, and we started manufacturing with their sanction. We met all of the guidelines, and they gave us permission to manufacture the lamps here.

RUSH: How many others like you across the fruited plain have been given similar waivers?

CALLER: Only one other.

RUSH: Can you manufacture enough to meet the demand of customers who don't want to make the move to compact fluorescent or these 50-dollar things?

CALLER: Absolutely. Absolutely. And we've been written up in the New York Post and --

RUSH: I know who you are. I know who you are now. I know your last name. Now, Larry, let me ask you a question. The American people are under the impression that starting next year or maybe it's already this year some time, that the stuff you're talking about having permission to make is illegal, it's been banned.

CALLER: Not so. That's not true. It's true that they stopped making them, but we can continue to manufacture them. And we are right now.

RUSH: No, but most people think it's gonna be illegal to buy them. That's why they're out hoarding them.

CALLER: No, no, no, no. No, it's not illegal to buy them. Let me say this. What they banned was general service light bulbs. That's the type of light bulb that you would use in your house, that you would buy in maybe a convenience store, big box retailer, hardware store. That's what they banned. What they left open, the category is called rough service, which is a hardier version of the original general service.

RUSH: Yeah, but you can still use your stuff in a home, right, not just in industry?

CALLER: Yeah, absolutely, you can use it either in the home or in industry or wherever, but mostly for the home. All of the banned, you know, reflectors, we're manufacturing all of those.

RUSH: Dimmers, that kind of, your bulbs can --

CALLER: Yeah, they're all dimmable. They're all made in the US. There's no chemicals in them as far as mercury. They can be disposed of just like you disposed of the other one. It's exactly what everybody was used to, and again, they're made in the US. Which is a big plus.

RUSH: Just so I understand, rough service is what's been outlawed?

CALLER: No, no. General service.

RUSH: General, so rough service is what's still legal?

CALLER: That's totally legal, but they had to be redesigned, the product had to be redesigned. And not only did it have to be redesigned, but you also had to apply to the Department of Energy, which is the DOE --

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: -- for permission to make it, which we did and we got the permission.

RUSH: Okay. So how does everybody else get your stuff, Larry? I mean everybody's under the impression they gotta go out and buy these spaghetti light bulbs. Where are yours gonna be on sale?

CALLER: We're selling them right now in retail stores or you can go to and you can buy it online.

RUSH: It's a new sponsor here, by the way, on the EIB Network.

CALLER: That's correct,

RUSH: All right. And 250 watts, 200 watts, hundred watts, what's up?

CALLER: We have them go from 15 watts all the way up to a thousand watts.

RUSH: My prayers have been answered.

CALLER: And we also have a full line of the reflectors --

RUSH: Cool. I'm out of time, but I wasn't gonna put that spaghetti stuff in my house. I was gonna do candles if I had to.


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KEYWORDS: incandescentbulbs; incandescents; lightbulb; limbaugh; newcandescent; rush; rushlive; rushsponsors; rushtranscript
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To: COBOL2Java
Now, if I could only find Christmas tree lights like the ones we used to be able to get 10 or 12 years ago. We had strings of lights that we had bought that lasted a long time. My husband had cannabilized all that he could, so two years ago we had to get new lights. Well, we put a ton of lights on the tree and the tree seemed really dark, you couldn't really even make out the ornaments. Also, I have some Hallmark "Light and Sound" type ornaments and they didn't fit into the new lights.

The new lights did not even last for two years, as by the end of the Christmas season last year, 2/3's of them were dark. It was so aggravating.

If anyone knows where you could get a hold of the type of lights that people used to use, please let me know.

61 posted on 03/10/2012 3:08:26 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: Jack Hydrazine

There is an incadescent light bulb that has been burning almost continually for 110 years years. (Shelby light bulb)

62 posted on 03/10/2012 3:09:38 PM PST by jesseam
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To: stubernx98

Are halogen bulbs a fire risk? I have heard that they get really hot.

63 posted on 03/10/2012 3:13:19 PM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: COBOL2Java

The republicans put something in the continuing resolution for the year that prohibited any money to be spent enforcing the ban, so it is effectively null and void for this year.

64 posted on 03/10/2012 3:16:01 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: COBOL2Java

“and they gave us permission to manufacture the lamps here.”

There’s something wrong here when we have to seek the governments permission to manufacture lamps.

65 posted on 03/10/2012 3:17:55 PM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long control the people.")
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To: COBOL2Java

Boy am I gonna get flamed for this but last year I came across some 100W equivalent (75W actual?) curly bulbs at that really big box store chain for only .98 cents apiece so I bought a few to see how they work out.

I like’em.

They are bright although they do take about a minute to come up to full brightness when I turn them on but that actually helps me in the early morning as my eyes don’t care to be hit with full brightness right off the bat. Shortly after my first trial I installed about a dozen around the house. Haven’t bought any since but haven’t had any burnouts either.

WITH THAT SAID I cannot stand the government’s intrusion into our everyday life. I want to be able to buy whatever bulb I want. Case in point when it comes to the outside lights I’ll not want to change from the incandescents.

Just thought I’d throw that out and now I’ll go look for a hole to crawl in.

66 posted on 03/10/2012 3:18:34 PM PST by thatjoeguy (MAYDAY! MAYDAY! We are so going in ! !)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
...they seem to keep going like the Engergizer bunny! It’s kind a weird not having to change bulbs all the time.

That would be nice. Like others have said I find that the quality of bulbs has declined a lot. It seems like I replace them about four times as much as I did twenty years ago. My only concern would be how UPS treats the package but you have to take some chances in life.

67 posted on 03/10/2012 3:20:22 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: thatjoeguy

See how much you like it when one hits the floor and splashes mercury all over the place. Read about the proper procedures for dealing with that fun experience then come back and tell us if you’re still so happy.

68 posted on 03/10/2012 3:21:26 PM PST by Rytas
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To: humblegunner

“Regular bulbs are still about two bucks for a box of six.
I’ve seen no ban.”

There aren’t any here, they have been banned. All the new bulbs come from China. They’re three times as expensive as the old ones, and are crap in terms of lighting ability and longevity. They last about three months and then go dim, and don’t work at all on a lot of fixtures.

69 posted on 03/10/2012 3:24:20 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Rytas

What I want to know is who got the contract to manufacture the newfangled bulbs and who in the government they are connected to and how and why.

Follow the money.

70 posted on 03/10/2012 3:25:06 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: aruanan
Their life is rated at about 10,000 hours or 4h/day for 7 years.

Rated, perhaps. But I've never had a lightbulb live up to it's expectancy.........

71 posted on 03/10/2012 3:25:27 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: varina davis

Oh yeah, I forgot. And who in congress holds shares in the new squiggly bulbs companies.

72 posted on 03/10/2012 3:26:12 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: thatjoeguy
Here ya go!

Just kidding. Use whatever bulbs you like. I have some curly-Q bulbs in a few places where they burn long hours. Like the hallway. I don't like to sit around fluorescent light though. In some places, like the garage, I want a light that comes on immediately not a second later.

73 posted on 03/10/2012 3:30:59 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: COBOL2Java


74 posted on 03/10/2012 3:31:45 PM PST by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 3/10/12, 241/316 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (11/6/12, 1/20/13))
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To: COBOL2Java

I vote to ELECTORALLY turn the lights out on the Dumb Bastard’s presidency.

In about 240 days.

Then, America will see the light.

75 posted on 03/10/2012 3:34:02 PM PST by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 3/10/12, 241/316 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (11/6/12, 1/20/13))
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To: COBOL2Java

Mark for later.

76 posted on 03/10/2012 3:35:33 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: hsalaw
I only see 95 watt or lower in the stores. I love the 100 watt because I have poor eyesight the higher wattage and brighter light I have the better. I went on line last year and started stocking up on the 100 watt my problem is I am running our of room. I will give this new vendor a try as well.
77 posted on 03/10/2012 3:38:35 PM PST by funfan
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To: lowbridge
Greetings lowbridge:

There’s something wrong here when we have to seek the governments permission to manufacture lamps.

Very well stated.


78 posted on 03/10/2012 3:38:54 PM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: TigersEye
..the quality of bulbs has declined a lot.

Grandma and I really, really like the GE "Reveal" bulbs (nice sunlight color to the light), so I've been squirreling the things away out in the shed for the last two years.

Their quality is just plain crap. Not only are they out-of-your-mind fragile and short-lived, but the screw bases on 'em are ALL so poorly made, it's a half-hour job getting a dead bulb out of the socket and a new one to replace it.

I've wound up with a handful of busted glass and another pretty job getting the base out of the socket a few times as well.

Well, I'll just use up the rest of the mess and make them the very last item with "GE" upon it to ever again come into my possession.

GE's pooped in their messkit, as far as I'm concerned.

BTW, if you're trying to get in contact with Newcandescant, wait until Monday....and probably late in the day. I sent 'em an email, and it came back stamped REJECTED - MAIL BOX FULL.

LOL. It would appear that there is a rather warm reception to this outfit going on......

79 posted on 03/10/2012 3:41:00 PM PST by Unrepentant VN Vet ((314 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: TigersEye

In the summer I prefer florescent because they burn cooler. I like to use a mix in my household, but florescent don’t do well outside when it’s really cold or in a bathroom where the steam heats them up everyday. I am lucky to get the florescent lights I use in my bathroom to last 6 months. I’ll have to look for some of these rough service lights instead.

If you don’t like the industrial look of the curly-q, they make them now that look like traditional light bulbs, but of course, they cost more because they have more glass in them.

When they ban all the incandescent, I wonder if I will still be able to get the yellow bug lights to use in my porch lights?

80 posted on 03/10/2012 3:42:19 PM PST by OrangeDaisy
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