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  • Scientists Build a Better Incandescent Light Bulb… Six Years After Last US Factory Closes

    04/25/2016 6:58:38 AM PDT · by The_Victor · 125 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 22, 2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Protoytpe of a new energy efficient incandescent light bulb. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Six years after the last incandescent light bulb factory in the U.S. shut down due to strict new federal energy conservation standards, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a technological breakthrough that could make incandescent bulbs twice as energy-efficient as their replacements.MIT researchers discovered that by wrapping the filament of an incandescent bulb with a “photonic crystal,” they could “recycle” the energy that was typically lost as heat to create more light.The new technique “makes a dramatic difference in how...
  • Return of incandescent light bulbs as MIT makes them more efficient than LEDs

    01/11/2016 10:43:32 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies
    Telegraph ^ | January 11, 2016 | Sarah Knapton,
    Ever since the EU restricted sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs, homeowners have complained about the shortcomings of their energy-efficient replacements. The clinical white beam of LEDs and frustrating time-delay of 'green' lighting has left many hankering after the instant, bright warm glow of traditional filament bulbs. But now scientists in the US believe they have come up with a solution which could see a reprieve for incandescent bulbs. Researchers at MIT have shown that by surrounding the filament with a special crystal structure in the glass they can bounce back the energy which is usually lost in heat, while...
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Incandescent Bulb

    10/28/2015 9:28:59 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    American Irony ^ | 10-28-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • The History and Science of Color Temperature (video)

    09/12/2014 7:55:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies ^ | May 11, 2013 | Filmmaker IQ
    The way we perceive color is greatly influenced by our cultural understanding. We all grew up learning that Fire is Hot and Ice is Cold. Therefor red and orange are warm colors while blue and cyan are cool colors.This association in our mind is so strong that filmmakers can actually invoke a sense of temperature just by the color palette they use in their films.Take for example Spike Lee’s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing”The film beautifully photographed by Ernest Dickerson, is awash in yellows, oranges and reds invoking the heat of a long, hot day in the Bed Stuy...
  • No more incandescent light bulbs after January 1

    11/08/2013 5:58:27 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 86 replies
    wthr ^ | 11 8 13
    Starting next year, it's lights out for certain types of light bulbs in the United States. You'll no longer be able to buy an incandescent light bulb starting January 1, 2014. Under the Energy Efficiency and Security Act of 2007, signed into law by then- President George W. Bush, light bulbs must become more efficient in terms of energy used for generated light. That means incandescent lights are phased out. And you'll reduced to choose between a compact fluorescent (CFL) or light emitting diode (LED) bulb. For example, instead of burning 60 watts when you turn on the lights, you...
  • New regulations pull the plug on the 75-watt incandescent light bulb

    01/01/2013 6:24:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    KTIV ^ | 1/01/13
    UNDATED (NBC) - As we say goodbye to 2012, we're also saying goodbye to a fixture in America's lighting fixtures: The 75-watt incandescent light bulb. Under federal law, 75-watt bulbs can no longer be produced or imported as of January 1st, though retailers can still clear remaining stock. **SNIP** Traditional 60 and 40 watt bulbs will be phased out in 2014.
  • Triple Lutz Report--$50 Light Bulbs? You should Use the Loophole--Episode 170

    03/14/2012 10:56:13 AM PDT · by appeal2 · 11 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 03/14/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    We talked about the Department of Energy’s idiotic $50 LED light bulb that’s going to save energy and make the world a better place in which to live. The DOE even gave out a $10 million prize to Philips for creating this loser. Who’s going to spend $5,000 to outfit their entire home with the wondrous energy savers? As time goes on, more and more traditional light bulbs will be banned, leaving you few choices. However, Congress in its finite wisdom left open a glaring loophole. The ban does not apply to rough service light bulbs. These bulbs are used...
  • Upset about Big Brother's Ban on Incandescent Bulbs? Buy a Heatball!

    12/30/2011 8:40:21 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 30, 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    This is just too good. Many of you know that in a few days the federal ban on conventional incandescent light bulbs will go into effect. And while House Republicans included a provision in a recent spending bill that will block funding for the ban's enforcement, it's said that it will have little effect; manufacturers have prepared for the new standards and will no doubt abide by the law. So does this mean we'll be forced to buy more expensive LED (light emitting diode) or CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs, the latter being those squiggly things said to be loaded...
  • CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) eyed for fire danger

    12/28/2011 7:37:38 PM PST · by matt04 · 78 replies
    Compact fluorescent lamps, or CFLs, have been counted on to light the way to a more energy-efficient future. Compared to traditional incandescent bulbs, which will gradually be phased out starting in January, CFLs use about a fifth the power and have a life six to 10 times as great. However, since the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission launched its online safety complaints database in March, there have been 34 reports made by people about CFLs that emitted smoke or a burning odor and four reports of the devices catching fire. As perspective, though, 272 million CFLs were sold in 2009...
  • Spending bill temporarily averts incandescent ban

    12/16/2011 2:37:46 PM PST · by Still Thinking · 11 replies
    ECN Magazine ^ | December 16, 2011 | Jason Lomberg
    The omnibus spending bill passed Thursday includes a provision that temporarily lifts the incandescent light bulb ban. Republicans managed to insert language into the 1,200 page bill that prevents funds from being used to implement the first phase of the ban, which was scheduled to commence on January 1st. The incandescent light bulb will be given a stay of execution through at least September 30, 2012. For those who didn’t know…in 2007, President Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act into law. Subtitle B of Title III mandated an approximate 30% increase in energy efficiency for lightbulbs. Beginning in...
  • The Final Days of the Incandescent Light Bulb

    12/09/2011 6:07:38 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 137 replies ^ | 12/09/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: In three weeks and one day the 100-watt incandescent light bulb will be illegal. In three weeks and one day it will be illegal to sell a 100-watt incandescent light bulb. And who did this? The federal government. The federal government, under the auspices of a hoax, mankind global warming. You know, I've been staying in a lot of hotels lately, been doing a little traveling, and hotels are like a lot of other businesses, they just run scared of any regulatory agency. Nobody stands up to regulatory agency, and you can understand it. So you walk...
  • First, they came for our 100-watt bulbs

    12/02/2011 11:37:19 PM PST · by george76 · 104 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | December 1, 2011 | CLAUDIA ROSETT
    Include me among those crazed Americans who can’t walk into Home Depot, Target or my local grocery store right now without wanting to grab a king-sized shopping cart and stuff it to the gunwales with 100-watt incandescent light bulbs. Maybe it’s the sheer thrill of buying bulbs that in just a month, as of Jan. 1, 2012, will be banned for sale in America. What fun, in this incandescent twilight, to acquire legally what the federal government will soon treat as contraband. Or maybe it’s that gut sense that with the dollar teetering, those beloved old 100-watt bulbs will at...
  • Is Obsolete Tech an Inalienable Right? (supporting tyranny)

    07/19/2011 6:18:23 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 12 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | July 12th | Sam Biddle
    Sam Biddle — Today's superfluous political grappling comes via Texas, where Republican rep Joe Barton's incensed by legislation mandating efficient incandescent lightbulbs. Rather, he and his backers claim, Americans should be able to screw-in whatever they damn please. Is old tech really a liberty? ... But to Barton it's not about efficiency. It's not about technology at all. It's about Ye Olde Blood Stained Tree of Liberty: the bulb law (and the push to repeal it) "Is about more than just energy consumption. It is about personal freedom." Well, not so fast, Joe. Beyond anything but the most stringent enshrinement...
  • House turns off light bulb standards by voice vote

    07/15/2011 3:36:26 PM PDT · by NRG1973 · 218 replies
    The Politco ^ | July 15, 2011 | DARREN GOODE
    The House on Friday morning moved to block federal light bulb efficiency standards without even a roll call vote. An amendment from Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) defunding the Energy Department's standards for traditional incandescent light bulbs to be 30 percent more energy efficient starting next year was approved rather anticlimactically by voice vote. The success of the amendment appeared inevitable in the House, where the fate of the incandescent light bulb became a symbol in the fight against federal regulations. Democrats and the White House have opposed the move to block the standards, which were included in a 2007 energy...
  • Lights Out… Democrats Block Repeal of Lightbulb Ban – Vote Gives Jobs to China

    07/13/2011 12:04:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    gateway ^ | July 12, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    House democrats blocked the repeal of the light bulb ban. A majority of Americans oppose the government’s unpopular and unnecessary ban on incandescent bulbs and infringement on choice. On January 1 2012, 100 watt incandescent bulbs will become illegal, with lower wattages to follow. The democrats just voted to give jobs to China.
  • Lighting Industry Tones Down Light Bulb Ban Support

    07/12/2011 7:54:52 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7/11/2011 | David Hogberg
    The lighting industry largely backed a 2007 move to phase out incandescent light bulbs. But amid a consumer and political backlash, that support seems far more tepid now. The House planned to vote Tuesday on a bill by Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, to repeal parts of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. Those sections didn't ban incandescents explicitly, but set efficiency standards that they can't meet. The 100-watt bulb phases out Jan. 1. General Electric (GE) and Royal Philips Electronics (PHG), two of the biggest light bulb producers, helped Congress develop the de facto incandescent ban.
  • Texas aglow with effort to save the incandescent bulb

    07/11/2011 7:28:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 9, 2011 | Richard Simon
    Reporting from Washington— It doesn't have the ring of "Remember the Alamo," but a new battle cry has gone up in Texas: "Remember the incandescent bulb." Texas has become the first state seeking to skirt a federal law that phases out old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs in favor of more efficient lamps — a move that has emerged as a shining example of Republicans' resolve to strike down what many view as excessive federal regulation. Texas hopes to get around the law with a measure recently signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry declaring that incandescent bulbs — if made and sold...
  • House to Vote on Lightbulb-Ban Repeal

    07/09/2011 4:19:47 PM PDT · by Clairity · 126 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 8, 2011 | Erika Johnsen
    One of the most personally intrusive, regulation-happy green bills that ever passed through Congress, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 made the sale of most incandescent light bulbs virtually illegal by January 1st, 2012. The bill imposed arbitrary efficiency standards that the producers of traditional lightbulbs couldn't hope to meet, making their more expensive, less reliable Compact Flourescent Lightbulb (CFL) cousins the new standard. So, goodbye consumer choice, hello government oversight. Thankfully, the House is finally making moves to repeal this - at best, ill-thought-out; at worst, you-will-go-green-and-you-will-like-it - law. On Monday, expect to see a vote on...
  • The Light That Failed. Washington's War on the Light Bulb will have Unintended Consequences

    07/08/2011 8:23:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/08/2011 | Deroy Murdock
    With its traffic circles and tree-lined squares, America’s capital sometimes resembles a magical, otherworldly place. Maybe that’s why so many who govern here think they can wave their legislative wands and unleash beauty — free of costs and complications. Of course, reality rarely cooperates. Consider Washington’s still-unfolding ban on Thomas Alva Edison’s incandescent light bulb. What the Wizard of Menlo Park, N.J., required 10,000 experiments to perfect, Brooks Brothers socialist George W. Bush needed just one signature to make anathema. If the law is left unchallenged, Jan. 1, 2012, will bring stricter standards that Congress designed in 2007 to eliminate...
  • A Call For Light Bulb Sanity

    06/02/2011 4:41:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 06/02/2011 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    WASHINGTON--America doesn't usually have shortages. Consumers as a rule can find what they want to buy at stores or online. But in 212, days, on January 1, 2012, Americans won't be able to buy 100-watt incandescent light bulbs, the kind Thomas Edison invented and the only kind many of us know-and prefer. That's because incandescent light bulbs are being phased out by wattage over a two-year period, starting January 2012. The 100-watt bulb will be the first to be outlawed, by act of Congress, followed by 75-watt bulbs in January 2013, and 60- and 40-watt bulbs in January 2014. So...
  • LED bulbs hit 100 watts as federal ban looms

    05/16/2011 5:49:24 PM PDT · by verum ago · 200 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 16 May 2011 | Peter Svensson
    NEW YORK – Two leading makers of lighting products are showcasing LED bulbs that are bright enough to replace energy-guzzling 100-watt light bulbs set to disappear from stores in January. Their demonstrations at the LightFair trade show in Philadelphia this week mean that brighter LED bulbs will likely go on sale next year, but after a government ban takes effect. The new bulbs will also be expensive — about $50 each — so the development may not prevent consumers from hoarding traditional bulbs. The technology in traditional "incandescent" bulbs is more than a century old. Such bulbs waste most of...
  • Mercury in new light bulbs not being recycled, escaping to environment

    04/04/2011 7:53:00 AM PDT · by SmithL · 62 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/4/11 | Suzanne Bohan
    The nation's accelerating shift from incandescent bulbs to a new generation of energy-efficient lighting is raising an environmental concern -- the release of tons of mercury every year. The most popular new light -- the curly cue, compact fluorescent light bulbs, or CFLs -- account for a quarter of new bulb sales and each contains up to 5 milligrams of mercury, a potent neurotoxin that's on the worst-offending list of environmental contaminants. Demand for the bulbs is growing as federal and state mandates for energy-efficient lighting take effect, yet only about 2 percent of residential consumers and one-third of businesses...
  • Consumers not yet warming to new light bulbs

    01/25/2011 10:12:41 PM PST · by Innovative · 87 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Jan 25, 2011 | Bill Briggs
    Under federal law, incandescent bulbs are being phased out beginning next year when American manufacturers no longer will be allowed to make 100-watt bulbs. But while Thomas Edison's invention is slowly being dimmed into retail oblivion, consumers have been slow to accept the two emerging alternative technologies, known as CFLs and LEDs. The main complaints: CFLs, or compact fluorescent lights, cast a harsh, greenish beam, unlike the warm, amber glow of incandescents. LEDs are expensive and relatively unknown among American shoppers. Neither variety is universally available in dimmer form and, therefore, not always ideal for people partial to mood lighting....
  • Coble (R-NC) seeks repeal of light bulb standard

    01/12/2011 5:34:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    News-Record ^ | 1/12/11 | Mark Binker
    Coble seeks repeal of light bulb standardBy Mark Binker Staff Writer Wednesday, January 12, 2011 (Updated 8:06 am) GREENSBORO — U.S. Rep. Howard Coble is among those urging colleagues in Congress to turn off the lights on a controversial provision of the 2007 energy bill. The Greensboro Republican is a co-sponsor of a bill to repeal what some refer to — erroneously — as the incandescent bulb ban. Texas Reps. Joe Barton and Michael Burgess and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, all Republicans, were the original sponsors of the repeal measure. The legislation is a long way from passing, but it...
  • Alert to hoarders: old light bulbs soon to vanish ( Canada )

    01/08/2011 8:59:20 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    bc ^ | January 05, 2011
    Standard incandescent light bulbs are now an endangered species. A phase-out underway means consumers who haven't already made the switch will soon have to start buying more energy efficient compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs instead. B.C. banned new imports of old 75- and 100-watt incandescent bulbs Jan. 1, although wholesalers and retailers are allowed to continue selling off their existing stock. "A lot of people don't like the colour of the light with the CFLs," he said, adding some of his customers are hoarding old bulbs. "They're used to turning a light on and it's on. CFLs start dim and...
  • Republican Co-Author of Incandescent-Bulb Ban Seeks Chair of House Energy Committee

    11/08/2010 6:22:58 PM PST · by jobkiller · 53 replies ^ | Monday, November 08, 2010 | Matt Cover
    Republican Co-Author of Incandescent-Bulb Ban Seeks Chair of House Energy Committee Monday, November 08, 2010 By Matt Cover Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) seeks the chairmanship of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee ( – Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) may have some explaining to do to fellow GOP colleagues as he seeks the chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, given the incoming wave of new conservatives who may not appreciate some aspects of Upton's voting record. Upton joined with Rep. Jane Harman (D.-Calif.) in 2007 to co-author the legislation that effectively banned indoor incandescent light bulbs in the...
  • The light bulb switchover: in the dark

    10/10/2010 9:22:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 130 replies
    mt mail ^ | 9/29/2010 | Edwin Feulner, Ph.D.
    So, are you ready to comply with the federal government's ban on incandescent light bulbs? Me neither. Starting in January 2012, a little over a year from now, the phase-out begins. Simple, inexpensive lighting will become a time-capsule item. Compact-fluorescent lights, or CFLs - the bulbs that look like a twisted ice-cream cone (and won't fit in many light fixtures where space is tight) - will become the new norm. Anyone who has priced CFLs knows they're not cheap. Supposedly they're worth the extra money because they'll last longer. That's cold comfort, though, given the dull, unnatural glow that these...
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs: Proceed with Caution (Think Twice before Discarding Incandescent)

    09/22/2010 6:52:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 09/22/2010 | Peter Wilson
    The Cambridge Energy Alliance is going door to door in North Cambridge, Massachusetts next month, handing out free compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) in return for "inefficient incandescent bulbs." Well, they're not actually free. The Cambridge Energy Alliance is "sponsored  by the City of Cambridge," so I guess that Cambridge taxpayers are footing the bill. The event is part of Bill McKibben's "global work party" on October 10, 2010, which is a really excellent date because you can write it as "10/10/10." CFLs use around 30% of the energy of an incandescent bulb, and everyone should switch over,...
  • Light bulb factory closes; End of era for U.S. means more jobs overseas

    09/08/2010 1:40:25 PM PDT · by freespirited · 121 replies · 3+ views
    Wapo ^ | 09/08/10 | Peter Whorisky
    WINCHESTER, VA. - The last major GE factory making ordinary incandescent light bulbs in the United States is closing this month, marking a small, sad exit for a product and company that can trace their roots to Thomas Alva Edison's innovations in the 1870s. The remaining 200 workers at the plant here will lose their jobs. "Now what're we going to do?" said Toby Savolainen, 49, who like many others worked for decades at the factory, making bulbs now deemed wasteful. During the recession, political and business leaders have held out the promise that American advances, particularly in green technology,...
  • America's Dim Bulbs

    09/10/2009 5:57:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 1,826+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 10, 2009
    Energy Savings: Europe's ban on the incandescent light bulb began phasing in this month, and the U.S. will soon follow. Is Thomas Edison to blame for global warming? And why are we exporting green jobs?When the warm-mongers assemble in Copenhagen this December to hammer out a successor to the failed Kyoto Protocol, no doubt their work to save the earth from the carbon dioxide that gives it life will take place under the eerie light thrown off by compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) mandated by the European Union to fight climate change. The bulbs are more expensive, costing up to...
  • Energy saving light bulbs offer dim future (CFL's are not bright as incandescent)

    09/03/2009 11:45:27 AM PDT · by Syrin23 · 22 replies · 946+ views ^ | Published: 9:00PM BST 29 Aug 2009 | By Richard Gray and Julia McWatt
    Energy saving light bulbs are not as bright as their traditional counterparts and claims about the amount of light they produce are "exaggerated", the European Union has admitted.
  • 72% Don’t Want Feds Changing Their Light Bulbs

    07/23/2009 3:20:01 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies · 842+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 23, 2009
    Just 18% of adults think it’s the government’s job to tell Americans what kind of light bulb they use, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Seventy-two percent (72%) say it’s none of the government’s business, and 10% are not sure. The federal government under an energy bill passed in 2007 is requiring consumers to dump incandescent bulbs, the ones we’ve used for well over a century, for more expensive incandescent ones. The plan is scheduled to go into effect over the next 10 years in the name of great energy efficiency. Eighty-three percent (83%) of Republicans and...
  • New Laser Treatment Could Make Incandescent Bulbs as Efficient as Fluorescent

    06/02/2009 9:09:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1,040+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | 6/2/09 | Jason Mick
    New approach offers more pleasant light of traditional bulbs without the energy guilt Thanks to a bit of ingenuity, Chunlei Guo, associate professor of optics at the University of Rochester, and his assistant Anatoliy Vorobyev have been able to squeeze out fluorescent-like energy performance from an incandescent light bulb. The breakthrough boils down to a laser treatment of the bulb's tungsten filament, a processing step which could one day become a standard in the light bulb industry.
  • A Defense of the Incandescent Light Bulb

    04/27/2009 9:08:01 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 71 replies · 2,420+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 24, 2009 | Leora Broydo Vestel
    Now, amid a growing raft of legislation around the globe aimed at phasing out the standard incandescent light bulb (and in some corners, popular resistance to that idea), Mr. Brandston [an award-winning lighting designer] is stepping out of retirement and into the debate over energy-efficient lighting. Specifically, Mr. Brandston accuses “energy zealots” of using faulty science to determine the efficiency of light bulbs, and he says that simplistic lumens-per-watt comparisons obscure questions of how well different bulbs do what they’re supposed to do: light up a room. The government, manufacturers and efficiency advocates, in pushing the adoption of compact fluorescents,...
  • Holdouts for Humble (incandescent light) Bulb Defy a Government Phase-Out (UK)

    04/24/2009 5:32:13 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies · 724+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 23, 2009 | Elisabeth Rosenthal
    TUNBRIDGE WELLS, England — On a quaint lane called Camden Street, the sidewalk easel stands out for its apocalyptic tone: “100-WATT BULBS IN STOCK. (FOR HOW LONG WE DO NOT KNOW)” “Let some government official come in and tell me I can’t sell these,” Jonathan Wright, who has owned Classic Lighting for 40 years, said defiantly as he surveyed his warren of upscale light fixtures and shelves filled with neatly stacked bulbs. “I’ll find them wherever I can get them and sell them for whatever they cost. People are buying in bulk because they want them.” Mr. Wright says that...
  • Get Your Red Hots (light bulbs that is) Before It's Too Late

    03/28/2009 6:52:28 PM PDT · by catnipman · 69 replies · 1,884+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 19, 2007
    WND YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK Congress bans incandescent bulbs Massive energy bill phases out Edison's invention by 2014 Posted: December 19, 2007 7:18 pm Eastern © 2009 Incandescent light bulb In addition to raising auto fuel efficiency standards 40 percent, an energy bill passed by Congress yesterday bans the incandescent light bulb by 2014. President Bush signed the 822-page measure into law today after it was sent up Pennsylvania Avenue in a Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle. The House passed the bill by a 314-100 vote after approval by the Senate last week. Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., chairman of...
  • Congress bans incandescent bulbs

    12/19/2007 5:40:50 PM PST · by kc8ukw · 448 replies · 668+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 19, 2007` | WorldNetDaily
    In addition to raising auto fuel efficiency standards 40 percent, an energy bill passed by Congress yesterday bans the incandescent light bulb by 2014. President Bush signed the 822-page measure into law today after it was sent up Pennsylvania Avenue in a Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle. The House passed the bill by a 314-100 vote after approval by the Senate last week.
  • Future looks dim for incandescent bulbs (President Bush has said he will sign this nonsense)

    12/17/2007 5:23:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 143 replies · 384+ views
    Hattiesburg American | 12/17/07 | PAUL DAVIDSON
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  • Incandescent bulb’s future dims

    11/11/2007 7:20:25 PM PST · by Westlander · 376 replies · 1,081+ views
    MSN ^ | 11-11-2007 | MSN
    If U.S. lawmakers have their way, the lights may soon go out on Thomas Edison's greatest invention -- the incandescent light bulb. The 19th-century inventor brought illumination to the world's fingertips, but according to Congress, his invention isn't efficient enough for an age anxious about energy supplies. "Only 10% of the power used by today's incandescent bulbs is emitted as light, while the other 90% is released as heat," Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., said when she introduced her legislation to ban standard light bulbs. To eliminate this waste, Harman has proposed legislation that would effectively eliminate incandescent light bulbs from...
  • Light Bulb Ban Craze Exceeds Disposal Plans (CFL Mercury Contamination D'OH Alert)

    05/30/2007 10:11:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 66 replies · 4,114+ views ^ | 05/31/2007 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – As state and foreign governments enact forced phase-outs of incandescent light bulbs, consumers are being kept in the dark about the many downsides of compact fluorescent lamps replacements being billed as an environmental and energy-savings panacea. Across the U.S., schoolchildren are being urged to replace incandescent light bulbs in their homes, state legislatures are following the leads of foreign governments in banning the sale of the bulbs in the future and the federal Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency are highly recommending the switch to CFLs. Businesses like Wal-Mart are also pushing CFLs hard, as are environmental...
  • CA: Lawmaker wants to turn off 128-year-old incandescent light bulb

    04/22/2007 2:13:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 1,727+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/22/07 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    Assemblyman Lloyd Levine wants California to turn off the incandescent light bulb. The Sherman Oaks Democrat has introduced a bill that would bar sales of the high-energy bulbs starting in 2012. It's scheduled to be considered Monday by the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee, which Levine chairs. Replacing incandescent bulbs with the more efficient compact fluorescent lights would produce a "huge energy savings" and reduce pollution generated by power plants, Levine said. "It's the equivalent of taking 400,000 cars off the road," he added. The typical compact fluorescent light costs up to six times more than the standard incandescent bulb,...
  • Australia to ban incandescent bulbs

    02/20/2007 12:50:57 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 189 replies · 2,689+ views
    Reuters ^ | Updated: 12:20 a.m. ET Feb. 20, 2007 | Reuters
    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia will be the world’s first country to ban incandescent lightbulbs in a bid to curb Greenhouse gas emissions, with the government saying on Tuesday they would be phased out within three years. Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull said yellow incandescent bulbs, which have been in use virtually unchanged for 125 years, would be replaced by more efficient compact fluorescent bulbs by 2009. “By that stage you simply won’t be able to buy incandescent lightbulbs, because they won’t meet the energy standard,” Turnbull told local radio. Australia along with the U.S. has refused to sign up to the...
  • California mulls ban on incandescent light bulbs

    01/31/2007 8:05:18 AM PST · by Jean S · 99 replies · 1,620+ views
    Times Argus ^ | 1/31/07 | By Kate Folmar San Jose Mercury News
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It may soon be lights out for the traditional light bulb in California. Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, is proposing that the Golden State become the first to ban sales of incandescent light bulbs, by 2012. In their place, Californians could purchase more energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps. Those are the spiral-shaped bulbs that cost more upfront but save money and energy over the long haul. Switching light bulbs is an idea that environmentalists have long supported. But getting consumers to embrace change has been slow going. Banning energy-intensive incandescents "saves consumers money, saves the state money and...
  • California may ban conventional lightbulbs by 2012

    01/30/2007 6:54:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 156 replies · 2,192+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/07 | Bernie Woodall
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California lawmaker wants to make his state the first to ban incandescent lightbulbs as part of California's groundbreaking initiatives to reduce energy use and greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. The "How Many Legislators Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb Act" would ban incandescent lightbulbs by 2012 in favor of energy-saving compact fluorescent lightbulbs. "Incandescent lightbulbs were first developed almost 125 years ago, and since that time they have undergone no major modifications," California Assemblyman Lloyd Levine said on Tuesday. "Meanwhile, they remain incredibly inefficient, converting only about 5 percent of the energy they...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, September 3-9, 2006: Superb Merapi eruption images

    09/07/2006 10:44:57 AM PDT · by cogitator · 5 replies · 322+ views
    Decade Volcano - Merapi August 2006 ^ | August 2006 | Tom Pfeiffer
    A couple of weeks ago I posted some Merapi eruption photos (actually, it think it was Mayon; I did find some earlier pictures of pyroclastic flows on Merapi). I noted how difficult it was to find good pictures of the recent activity (still true; most of the photos weren't that great). Well... I found some good great ones. A couple are below; go to the link for the full set.