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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, Newcandescent.com, 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.
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 --
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 Newcandescent.com and you can buy it online.
RUSH: Newcandescent.com. It's a new sponsor here, by the way, on the EIB Network. Newcandescent.com.
CALLER: That's correct, Newcandescent.com.
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.
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.
There is an incadescent light bulb that has been burning almost continually for 110 years years. (Shelby light bulb)
Are halogen bulbs a fire risk? I have heard that they get really hot.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Regular bulbs are still about two bucks for a box of six.
Ive 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.
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.
Rated, perhaps. But I've never had a lightbulb live up to it's expectancy.........
Oh yeah, I forgot. And who in congress holds shares in the new squiggly bulbs companies.
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.
I vote to ELECTORALLY turn the lights out on the Dumb Bastard’s presidency.
In about 240 days.
Then, America will see the light.
Mark for later.
Theres something wrong here when we have to seek the governments permission to manufacture lamps.
Very well stated.
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......
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?