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  • New development could lead to more effective lightbulbs

    01/12/2016 6:11:16 AM PST · by Freeport · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2015-01-12 | Matt McGrath
    US researchers say they have developed a technique that can significantly improve the efficiency of the traditional incandescent lightbulb. These older bulbs have been phased out in many countries because they waste huge amounts of energy as heat. But scientists at MIT have found a way of recycling the waste energy and focussing it back on the filament where it is re-emitted as visible light. The development has been reported in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Little has changed in the technology of the incandescent lightbulb since they were commercially developed by Thomas Edison in the US in the 1880s. Incandescent...
  • 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...
  • The Lights Stay On

    03/27/2014 5:19:29 AM PDT · by thackney · 29 replies
    Planet Gore via National Review ^ | March 25, 2014 | Henry Payne
    The Obama administrations War on Carbon rages, but the good news is the incandescent light bulb still lives. For the third year in a row, the federal ban on the popular incandescent light bulb the choice of most Americans was postponed by Republican House intervention that defunded EPA enforcement of the law. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used . . . to implement or enforce the standards with respect to incandescent reflector lamps, reads section 322 of the $1.1 trillion budget signed by the president in January. The language was cheered by...
  • Industry, not environmentalists, killed traditional bulbs

    01/01/2014 1:17:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/01/2014 | Timothy Carney
    Say goodbye to the regular light bulb this New Year. For more than a century, the traditional incandescent bulb was the symbol of American innovation. Starting Jan. 1, the famous bulb is illegal to manufacture in the U.S., and it has become a fitting symbol for the collusion of big business and big government. The 2007 Energy Bill, a stew of regulations and subsidies, set mandatory efficiency standards for most light bulbs. Any bulbs that couldn't produce a given brightness at the specified energy input would be illegal. That meant the 25-cent bulbs most Americans used in nearly every socket...
  • Incandescent light bulb ban starts Jan. 1, 2014

    12/30/2013 10:49:05 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 71 replies
    CBC News ^ | 12/18/2013 | The Canadian Press
    No rules yet for recycling mercury-containing alternatives A federal ban on inefficient light bulbs goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014, almost seven years after it was announced with fanfare by a then-rookie Conservative government. But the tough regulations are being watered down, and there are no federal rules yet on recycling a class of bulbs that meet the new standard but contain toxic mercury.
  • Edison Bulb Ban Means Lights Out On Freedom: Importing 40 & 60 Watt incandescents illegal in 2014

    12/30/2013 5:31:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/30/2013
    Bulb Ban: As of Wednesday, the manufacture and import of 60- and 40-watt incandescent light bulbs will be illegal one more setback in the fight against government interference into the daily lives of the American people. First they came for our light bulbs. Before the onset of ObamaCare and its mandate to buy health insurance as a condition of citizenship, there was the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), one of the first things Democrats took up on retaking the House of Representatives in the 2006 elections. A well-intentioned President George W. Bush signed the incandescent bulb...
  • Last light: Final phaseout of incandescent bulbs coming Jan. 1 (Stock up while you can!)

    12/13/2013 11:13:59 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 75 replies
    Its lights out for the light bulb. On Jan. 1 it will become illegal to manufacture or import traditional 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs, thanks to a 2007 bill that set strict minimum efficiency standards and effectively outlawed the ordinary bulb. And like a politician on Election Day, Home Depot is urging consumers to buy early and often. Get them while you still can, the nations largest bulb retailer urges on its website. Stock up on incandescent light bulbs before they are completely discontinued.
  • Future grows dimmer for classic light bulb

    12/05/2013 5:32:19 AM PST · by thackney · 86 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 5, 2013 | Emily Pickrell
    Light bulbs are changing. Federal rules taking effect Jan. 1 ban the manufacture of incandescent bulbs using 40 watts of power or more, the third phase of energy efficiency legislation passed in 2007. The intent of the law is to push consumers toward more energy-efficient lighting technology than the incandescent light bulb which has helped beat back the night for more than a century, but expends most of its energy producing heat rather than light. Compact fluorescent lamps those spiraling tubes that some consumers may associate with harsh light and delayed start-up cost more than incandescents but...
  • Compact fluorescent bulb burns PNNL staff

    11/19/2013 7:04:01 PM PST · by Rabin · 43 replies
    PNNL ^ | 18, 2013 | Staff
    A PNNL staff member removed a burned-out compact piggy tail light bulb in his home and replaced it with a new one. When he turned on the switch, only a portion of the new bulb lit up. Assuming it was defective, he turned off the switch to remove it. Grasping the bulb, he felt a pain as if he had been cut by glass, and found a small, burn. Removing the bulb, he noticed the plastic base (see pix) was blackened at the point where it connected to the mercury tube.
  • 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...
  • A Tiny Ray Of Common Sense Shines In Washington

    07/12/2013 3:47:16 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/11/2013 | IBD Staff
    Regulation: We dont often find ourselves agreeing with what most lawmakers say, but this week was an exception when a congressman explained why he wanted to prevent a federal ban on traditional light bulbs. "If the new energy-efficient light bulbs save money, and if theyre better for the environment, we should trust our constituents to make the choice on their own to move toward these bulbs," Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, said. "Let the market decide." Imagine that! Trust consumers. Let the market decide. A common-sense idea that expresses basic economic principles. But such simple wisdom...
  • Perspective: Casting light on sleep deficiency

    05/24/2013 11:34:31 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Nature ^ | 22 May 2013 | Charles A. Czeisler
    There are many reasons why people get insufficient sleep in our 24/7 society, from early starts at work or school, or long commutes, to caffeine-rich food and drink. But the precipitating factor is an often unappreciated, technological breakthrough: the electric light. Without it, few people would use caffeine to stay awake at night. And light affects our circadian rhythms more powerfully than any drug. Just as the ear has two functions (hearing and balance), so too does the eye. First, rods and cones enable sight; and second, intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) containing the photopigment... --snip-- The US Institute...
  • GE 90 watt miser incandescent bulbs in stores

    02/11/2013 5:32:01 AM PST · by dennisw · 61 replies
    GE has new 90 watt Watt-Miser bulbs on sale now due to the 100 watt incandescent bulb ban. You can find them at Wal-Mart. They are rated at 1450 lumens. But if you don't mind paying more, GE also has 72-watt halogen bulbs (rated as "100-watt equivalent") which put out 1490 lumens, so with those you get slightly better brightness with less energy being used. FROM UTUBE
  • 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.
  • Goodbye, fluorescent light bulbs: New lighting technology won't flicker, shatter or burn out

    12/11/2012 9:51:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies ^ | December 3, 2012 | NA
    EnlargeWake Forest University physics professor David Carroll works with graduate student Greg Smith on new FIPEL lighting technology. Credit: Ken Bennett, Wake Forest University photographer Say goodbye to that annoying buzz created by overhead fluorescent light bulbs in your office. Scientists at Wake Forest University have developed a flicker-free, shatterproof alternative for large-scale lighting. The lighting, based on field-induced polymer electroluminescent (FIPEL) technology, also gives off soft, white light not the yellowish glint from fluorescents or bluish tinge from LEDs."People often complain that fluorescent lights bother their eyes, and the hum from the fluorescent tubes irritates anyone sitting at...
  • Plastic light bulbs have all the benefits of LEDs, none of the downsides

    12/03/2012 8:54:16 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 38 replies
    The Verge ^ | 12/3/12 | Ben Kersey
    Scientists at the Wake Forest University have created a new type of light bulb that promises to be just as efficient as LED equivalents, but without any of the drawbacks. The new field-induced polymer electroluminescent bulbs FIPEL for short produce light when an electric current is passed through the nano-engineered plastic layers. The team says that the new type of bulbs are malleable, allowing them to take any shape like compact fluorescent lamps. They also wont shatter like traditional bulbs, nor will they generate the same hum or flicker. The inventor of FIPEL, Dr David Carroll, believes that...
  • New style incandescent bulbs at Home Depot that put out equivalent light as banned 100 watt bulbs

    07/31/2012 10:43:45 AM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies
    Home Depot light bulb isle | July 2012
    Say hello to your new rip-off priced incandescent bulbs. Two of these go for $3.29 at Home Depot, I saw them yesterday. HD no longer has the old kind 100 watters. 75 is the highest they go and those are due to be phased out January 2013Last year you could buy a 6 pack 100 watt incandescents for $2. This year you must pay $3.29 for 2 bulbs that put out the same light as ye old 100watt bulbs but consume only 72 watts to do so. 28% energy savings says the box
  • House votes, again, to delay enforcement of traditional light bulb ban

    06/06/2012 10:57:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Last night, the House approved of two amendments that will further stay the enforcement of the infamously intrusive incandescent light-bulb ban. In a voice vote, the House approved an amendment to the Energy and Water spending bill for 2013 that would prevent the Department of Energy from spending money to enforce a 2007 law that sets bulb efficiency standards. The law bans the sale of 100 watt incandescent bulbs and will ban the sale of 75 watt traditional bulbs in July 2013.This year, like last year, the amendment was sponsored by Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), who said the federal government...
  • House votes to block enforcement of energy efficient light bulb standards

    06/05/2012 7:10:24 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/05/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House approved two amendments to a 2013 spending bill late Tuesday night that would prohibit the government from enforcing federal lightbulb standards that Republicans say are too intrusive. In a voice vote, the House approved an amendment to the Energy and Water spending bill for 2013 that would prevent the Department of Energy from spending money to enforce a 2007 law that sets bulb standards. The law bans the sale of 100 watt incandescent bulbs, and will ban the sale of 75 watt traditional bulbs in July 2013. This year, like last year, the amendment was sponsored by Rep....
  • Republican (Michael Burgess R-Texas) to revive lightbulb war

    05/07/2012 4:09:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/07/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    Republican to revive lightbulb warBy Andrew Restuccia - 05/07/12 04:43 PM ET A House Republican is planning in the coming weeks to revive the GOP offensive against federal lightbulb efficiency standards. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) will offer an amendment to Energy Department spending legislation that would block funding for implementation of the standards, the lawmaker's office told The Hill. The standards have come under fire from conservatives in recent years. Republicans won the inclusion of a similar provision in an omnibus spending compromise that House and Senate lawmakers agreed to in December. The provision blocked funding for implementation of the...
  • Paying $60 For A Light Bulb That Lasts 20 Years Is Kind Of A No-Brainer (Really?!)

    04/23/2012 3:19:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 93 replies
    Consumerist ^ | April 23, 2012 | By Mary Beth Quirk
    After months in development, Philips is finally ready to sell LED light bulbs that last 20 years. Could be quite a game-changer after all, if you didn't have to change a light bulb between now and when your unborn child graduates from high school, just think of all the precious minutes you could spend on other tasks. And the environment would surely thank you. Philips put the $60-bulb on sale yesterday, which was also Earth Day, of course. The bulb uses LED otherwise known as light-emitting diodes to light things up, instead of filaments, reports BBC News.
  • Introducing the $60, 20-year light bulb ("Going Green" still "Going Ridiculous")

    04/22/2012 8:59:47 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 61 replies
    cbs ^ | 4/18/2012 | ap
    How much would you pay for an amazing, state-of-the-art light bulb? Shoppers will be asking themselves that very question at Home Depot and other outlets starting Sunday Earth Day when the bulb that won a $10 million government contest goes on sale. The bulb is the most energy-efficient yet, lasts about 20 years and is supposed to give off a pleasing, natural-looking light. But what separates it from the pack most is the price: $60. That price reflects the cost of the components, especially the top-notch chips, or diodes, that give off the light, and is the price...
  • 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 Energys idiotic $50 LED light bulb thats 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. Whos 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...
  • President Obamas green energy-efficient lightbulb not a bright idea

    03/12/2012 2:28:33 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 8 replies ^ | March 10, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    On one issue, President Barack Obama is depressingly consistent. Just this week, he once again sounded the alarm about the dangers of fossil fuels and the need to pursue alternative sources of energy. He is also determined to purse green energy projects, despite some well publicized disasters such as Solyndra. In spite of $535 million in federal government loans, the solar panel manufacturer went bankrupt. The administration was able to stage some nice photo opportunities, but the publics money was wasted.
  • $50 Light Bulb That Replaces A 25 Bulb Got A $10 Million Government 'Prize'

    03/12/2012 6:13:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/12/2012 | Warren Beatty
    Have you ever heard of the "L" Prize? The Department of Energy's (DOE) "L" Prize challenged the lighting industry to develop high performance, energy-saving replacements for conventional light bulbs that will save American consumers and businesses money. Initiated in 2008 during the George W. Bush administration, DOE's first "L" Prize category was the 60-watt bulb because it is one of the most widely used types of light bulbs by consumers. The "L" Prize was meant to hasten manufacturers' production of more efficient light bulbs in order to ease the transition away from inefficient incandescent light bulbs to more efficient Compact...
  • Legal Incandescent Bulbs are Here [New Rush Sponsor]

    03/10/2012 2:07:27 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 117 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 9 March 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT 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...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Friday, March 9, 2012

    03/09/2012 8:16:37 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 134 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 03/09/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and hes not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Triple Lutz Report--$50 Light Bulbs-Thanks to Your Dim Bulbs in Congress--Episode 169

    03/09/2012 9:59:46 AM PST · by appeal2 · 18 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 03/09/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    A trip to Home Depot this weekend revealed the shocking news that while some incandescent (Edison) bulbs are still available, our choice of bulbs has come down to: awful compact fluorescent bulbs that are hazardous to the environment and cost more; halogen bulbs, which cost many times the price of a regular bulb; and, the new and improved $50 LED bulb. While the LED bulbs are cool, 50 bucks is an outrageous price to be on the bleeding edge of technology. And for what purpose, to cut power consumption to stop non-existent global warming? I hope you're as outraged as...
  • Government-subsidized green light bulb carries costly price tag

    03/09/2012 6:37:36 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    wapo ^ | March 8, 2012 | Peter Whoriskey
    The U.S. government last year announced a $10 million award, dubbed the L Prize, for any manufacturer that could create a green but affordable light bulb. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said ... Now the winning bulb is on the market. The price is $50.
  • Lightbulb bill to be voted on TODAY in VA General Assembly

    01/26/2012 6:35:50 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    Note from Del Bob Marshall
    Friends, I've got two major legislative updates below. Both bills are very important and we need to contact our delegates on the committees listed below to make sure these bills become a reality. Thank you for taking the time to read through! - Bob VA Light Bulb Manufacturer and VA vs. EPA/Corp of Engineers My HB 66 would allow Virginia companies to manufacture and sell incandescent light bulbs only within Virginia despite the Federal ban on incandescent bulbs which will take effect next year. The federal ban was enacted on grounds that fluorescent lights were more cost effective. Under conditions...
  • Lighting Al Fresco (A better way: Induction Lighting courtesy of Tesla!)

    01/25/2012 2:55:32 PM PST · by dickmc · 28 replies
    Distributed Energy magazine ^ | January 1, 2012 | Lori Lovely
    Surprisingly, there is a better --not well known-- energy efficient lighting solution than LED for roads, factories, and the like. Interestingly, Tesla invented it! It's called induction lighting. From the latest issue of Distributed Energy magazine... "While its more expensive than traditional lighting, it is cheaper than LED. However, it has other benefits, such as long life, due to electrode-less technology. Because there are no parts inside the lamp, it lasts forever, which Shelton equates to 100,000 hours or roughly 20 years if left on around the clock. LED is an adequate source light, Shelton explains, but it dissipates quicklyinduction...
  • New Lighting Standards Begin in 2012

    01/03/2012 9:33:11 AM PST · by frogjerk · 52 replies
    Beginning in 2012, common light bulbs sold in the U.S. will typically use about 25% to 80% less energy. Many bulbs meet these new standards, including incandescents, CFLs, and LEDs, and are already available for purchase today. The newer bulbs provide a wide range of choices in color and brightness, and many of them will last much longer than traditional light bulbs. The lighting standards, which phase in from 2012-2014, do not ban incandescent or any specific bulb type; they say that bulbs need to use about 25% less energy. The bipartisan Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA...
  • 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...
  • Bird-Brained Hypocrisy: Oil Companies Prosecuted for 28 Dead Waterfowl While Wind Companies

    10/02/2011 9:33:07 AM PDT · by volunbeer · 43 replies ^ | September 30, 2011 | Dave Urbanski
    You may have gotten wind of the seven North Dakota oil companies recently charged in federal court with the deaths of 28 migratory birds. The birds allegedly landed in oil waste pits in western North Dakota last spring; the maximum penalty for each charge under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is six months in prison and a $15,000 fine, the AP said. But did you know that wind-power companies are responsible for more than 400,000 bird deaths annually, and not one has faced a single charge? The Wall Street Journal knows it, opining yesterday that the prosecutions are bird-brained, especially...
  • Despite GOP opposition, light bulb standards will phase in on Jan. 1

    12/29/2011 1:10:50 PM PST · by thouworm · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-29-2011 | Andrew Restuccia
    New light bulb efficiency standards will begin phasing in on Jan. 1 despite intense opposition from conservatives, who have blasted the rules as a textbook unnecessary federal regulation. While Republicans secured inclusion of a measure blocking funding for enforcement of the standards in a year-end spending bill, energy efficiency groups say the provision will have little practical impact. The Energy Department rules will nonetheless go into effect at the start of 2012. "The [spending bill] cut funding for enforcement, however the law is still in effect," said Jack Gillis, spokesman for the Consumer Federation of America. "It is our expectation...
  • The EPA's Mercury Madness

    12/23/2011 4:32:02 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 39 replies
    The EPA thinks it's worth spending billions of dollars each year to reduce already minuscule amounts of mercury in the outside air. So why is it trying to shove mercury-laced fluorescent bulbs into everyone's homes?
  • Shining A Light on Crony Capitalism

    12/22/2011 3:08:38 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/21/11 | IBD Editorials
    When Republicans suspended the 100-watt-light-bulb ban, they said they were trying to protect consumer choice. But they also managed to show how regulations help big business at the expense of the little guy.
  • Congress overturns incandescent light bulb ban

    12/16/2011 11:08:18 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 16 December 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Congressional negotiators struck a deal Thursday that overturns the new rules that were to have banned sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs beginning next year.That agreement is tucked inside the massive 1,200-page spending bill that funds the government through the rest of this fiscal year, and which both houses of Congress will vote on Friday. Mr. Obama is expected to sign the bill, which heads off a looming government shutdown.Congressional Republicans dropped almost all of the policy restrictions they tried to attach to the bill, but won inclusion of the light bulb provision, which prevents the Obama administration from carrying...
  • GOP scores temporary victory in light bulb controversy

    12/16/2011 10:33:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2011 | Rick Moran
    A rider attached to the omnibus spending bill that will keep the government running through September 30 of next year contains language that would prevent the EPA from enforcing the ban on incandescent light bulbs. But this is only a short respite, as this Politico article explains: DOE's light bulb rules - authorized under a 2007 energy law authored signed by President George W. Bush - would start going into effect Jan. 1. The rider will prevent DOE from implementing the rules through Sept. 30. But Democrats said they could claim a "compromise" by adding language to the omnibus that...
  • Congress overturns incandescent light bulb ban

    12/16/2011 5:30:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 125 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Congressional negotiators struck a deal Thursday that overturns the new rules that were to have banned sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs beginning next year. That agreement is tucked inside the massive 1,200-page spending bill that funds the government through the rest of this fiscal year, and which both houses of Congress will vote on Friday. Mr. Obama is expected to sign the bill, which heads off a looming government shutdown. Congressional Republicans dropped almost all of the policy restrictions they tried to attach to the bill, but won inclusion of the light bulb provision, which prevents the Obama administration...
  • Light bulb sale thread!!!

    12/04/2011 3:48:27 PM PST · by djf · 128 replies
    I don't know of any now... but here are my thoughts... Sometime between now and Jan 1 large chains and even local stores will DUMP THEIR INVENTORY possibly for PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR! So if you hear about good deals for 100 watters, please post away. I need to stock up on the clear ones...
  • Light bulb question

    11/30/2011 4:58:51 AM PST · by djf · 55 replies
    Bow I know that sometime in the future, filament type light bulbs will stop being sold. Question: ALL filament type bulbs or just the ones used for lamps, etc? The reason I ask is that I have a number of fixtures in my house that use the little 25W or so vanity type clear light bulbs and I have never seen itty-bitty fluorescents that could go in those fixtures. So now I gotta start ripping things out and re-wiring stuff? Anyone know? Thanks!
  • W.Va. post office explosion was popping light bulb

    11/04/2011 3:10:06 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/4/11 | Associated Press
    RANSON, W.Va. (AP) A reported exploding package and spray of white powder that sent emergency units rushing to a small-town post office turned out to be just the pop of a malfunctioning fluorescent light bulb, authorities said Friday
  • House Failed to Overturn Lightbulb Bill/Law?

    08/17/2011 4:08:04 AM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 44 replies
    8-17-11 | Self
    I watched Fox News on the treadmill this morning, and apparantly the House failed to vote down the "light bulb ban"...what is the truth here and how does this work? I read that it requires bulbs to use 27% less energy...does that mean incadescent bulbs will really be banned or can someone make such more efficient? This really pisses me off as it means there had to be a slew of Republicans who were pressured by Phillips, GE, whoever to go along with this at the expense of guess who? That's right, another hidden tax on us.

    07/15/2011 6:28:05 AM PDT · by shortstop · 31 replies ^ | 07/14/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    The light bulb is dead. The incandescent bulb which has pushed back the night since an American named Thomas Edison invented it, will soon be no more. It was killed, like the innovation it symbolizes, by the federal government. In one more demonstration of the we-know-better-than-you arrogance which has come to define Washington, the switch has been flipped on the light bulbs last chance at life. In a vote earlier this week, 233 voted to keep the bulb and 193 voted to get rid of it, but in the new-math world of parliamentary procedure, the bulb still lost. Actually, the...
  • 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 governments 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.
  • 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, Americas capital sometimes resembles a magical, otherworldly place. Maybe thats 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 Washingtons still-unfolding ban on Thomas Alva Edisons 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...
  • Lightbulb Rules Spark Political Fight (Bachmann wants repeal of 2007 law)

    06/27/2011 7:24:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Industry Week ^ | 6/27/11 | Rob Lever
    Lightbulb Rules Spark Political FightHowever, new legislation may not change what manufacturers are doing in creating more efficient bulbs that use halogen, LED or other new technology. By Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse June 27, 2011 With a January deadline looming on a U.S. law mandating energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs, some political forces don't want to turn out the lights. More than a dozen Republican lawmakers are backing efforts to repeal the 2007 law that requires bulbs to consume less energy. Meanwhile Texas has enacted a law that would exempt itself from the federal requirement, and other states are debating...
  • Republicans Flicker On Light Bulb Ban Repeal

    06/20/2011 6:44:24 AM PDT · by radioone · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 20, 2011 | Geoffrey P. Hunt
    The Republican House is flinching on passing the simplest and most symbolic piece of legislation this term: repeal of the incandescent light bulb phase out. Amidst great fanfare and promises to restore limited government, the new majority is proving it isn't much different than the old majority. The incandescent phase out required under the so-called Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 starts with banning regular 100 watt light bulbs on Jan 1, 2012. 75 watters will be banned a year later. 60 watters fade in 2014. Some of us still cling to a quaint notion that federal legislation ought...