Skip to comments.Legal Incandescent Bulbs are Here [New Rush Sponsor]
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.
I purchase them without a business account.
Rage against the opressive machine..
60w bulbs will be gone by 2014. The 75’s go next year.
Of such stuff are millionaires made.
FedGov $50 final consumer cost after the democRat,Inc. venture-socialism federal subsidy.
For our outdoor security light applications, we re-lamped all of our former mercury vapor outdoor lighting applications with our local WallyWorld’s $38.00 LED 150 watt equivalent floods. Ground level illumination roughly the same as the former mercury vapor lamps. Globe illumination close, but not nearly as bright.
They sell other incandescent bulbs on their website.
I’ve purchased a couple of 24 packs from them and they seem to keep going like the Engergizer bunny! It’s kind a weird not having to change bulbs all the time.
There is an incadescent light bulb that has been burning almost continually for 110 years years. (Shelby light bulb)
I heard the interview. Rush crashed their website. A very “brilliant” move on Rush’s part.
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?
100 w were gone at the end of the year. 75w will be gone at the end of this year. And, so on...
Incandescent bulbs that are operated well below their voltage rating will burn far longer than even an LED light.
There is one somewhere that I read about that has been burning for something like 100 years..except for the occasional power failure. I think it was in a fire station.
I replaced the LED in a 2 meter radio for a friend a long time ago with one of those tiny, cheap Christmas tree bulbs I pulled out of a defunct string. It illuminated the LCD panel on the radio. He thought it would burn out and be unreliable since it wasn’t an LED...but I lowered the voltage feeding it far below the max rating of the bulb...it will burn for a lifetime.
Sure they will, they'll be built in Mexico and smuggled into our formerly free nation.
Here's a tip a friend gave me for removing a broken light bulb base. Cut a potato in half, jamb it on the broken base and screw it out. Unplug or otherwise cut the juice first of course. =8-O
I like the product and prices of the company Jack Hydrazine linked to in post #14.
Rush Light bulb ping!
LOL! They'll have to alter the sign below, and show them all carrying cartons of 100w light bulbs... :-)
Perhaps yard sales, rummage sales and/or thrift shops would have the Christmas lights you are looking for.
If possible, test them before purchasing just to make sure they work.
To get the base of a broken bulb out of a socket, turn power off to the bulb then peel a small potato and smash it up into the base, you can then easily turn the potato and unscrew the base from the socket.
I’ve had one busted bulb busted when it arrived at my doorstep. I decided to forgo a replacement since they last so freaking long. If you consider the cost per hour (rated for 25,000 hours) these are cheapest around!
Just watch though; we will see local municipalities in real blue towns start banning the use of them. But I don't live near one of those. :-)
Awesome. I will buy some when Rush formally rolls out their sponsorship and advertising. I want to be sure Newcandescent has no doubt that Rush is the reason I’m buying from them.
Look for 1-800-flowers to replace Proflowers as a Rush sponsor. Hannity ditched Proflowers last week, and is now advertising 1800flowers (thank you, Sean!). If you go to their homepage at http://ww31.1800flowers.com/, click on the microphone and use the promo code “RUSH”, you can see that they’re already set up for Rush listeners. Fluke you, Proflowers!
Being one of Rush Limbaugh's replacement advertisers — and that radio audience is almost perfectly tailored to his product — will do one of two things. Either he'll become a millionaire or he'll come to the wrong people's attention and get put under a microscope until the DOE finds something wrong.
My personal guess is that he's found a perfect fit — his new radio ads will give him lots of listeners, even among people who don't want to buy his product, who will howl if the Department of Energy starts doing funny stuff with his “rough service” production permit.
Just goes to show that free enterprise finds a way, even if the regulators want to make life difficult.
It wouldn't surprise me to see some of those municipalities have teams of "neighborhood watch" busy-bodies looking for incandescents on exterior lighting. [knock at door] "Excuse me, but I notice you've been using those "rough-service category" incandescent bulbs. Those are for industrial use only!"
I was going to order some, but was put off by the shipping costs - dang near the cost of the bulbs! When I ordered a case or Rush’s Tea, the shipping was zero. I don’t expect these guys to match that, but they could surely get the shipping cost down.
That new civilian police force is going to be very busy. ... Dodging bullets.
Look at the lumens on an old 100 Watt and compare it to these. I have 100s that are rated at 1690 or lumens. The Newcandescents show are rated at what looks like 1200 something. A lot less light. These are the bulbs they use in traffic lights. They give out the light of a 75 Watt.
If you are looking for full 100 Watt brightness, you will be disappointed.
They do sell them retail.
Seriously, my back bathroom is unheated, and I rely on my incandescent vanity lights to provide some welcome heat while I’m in there. The meatballs sound, well, cool.
Maybe because they already make them?