40 & 60-watt incandescent light bulbs end production New Year's Day

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3 comments:

  • srqhelpdesk posted at 2:09 pm on Mon, Dec 30, 2013.

    srqhelpdesk Posts: 1

    Back to the drawing board, the price of an Easy Bake Oven just went up!

     
  • lighthouse posted at 7:08 am on Mon, Dec 30, 2013.

    lighthouse Posts: 2

    (Continued)
    Dept Energy grid data, mainly small off-peak evening surplus electricity use, and base loading coal plants on minimum night cycle basically burn the same coal anyway regardless of bulb used.

    The light bulb ban makes no sense (except for major
    manufacturers who together as NEMA lobbied for and got ban on cheap
    patent expired generic unprofitable lighting)
    14 points why the light bulb ban arguments don't hold up:
    http://freedomlightbulb.org/p/how-bans-are-wrongly-justified.html
    .

     
  • lighthouse posted at 7:06 am on Mon, Dec 30, 2013.

    lighthouse Posts: 2

    Strange to ban a popular safe product and push arguably unsafe ones - the opposite to usual practice.
    Also, it is simply a ban to reduce electricity consumption.
    But light bulbs don't burn coal or release CO2 gas.
    Power plants might, and might not.
    If there's a problem, deal with the problem.

     

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