Originally posted by whodeyI don't understand. I get those curly CFL light bulbs at Walmart and when they're on sale a 4 pack costs about 10 bucks. If I need an emergency one at Target or something they're maybe $5 apiece.
Come January 2012, instead of paying about $1.83 for a packet of 4 100 watt light bulbs, the great citizens of the US, who are now shelling out ever more money for food and gas, will soon be shelling out about $50 for only one light bulb. That's right $50 per b ...[text shortened]... ever thought I would ever be able to say that about government mandated ethanol use.
Originally posted by sh76They will be replacing the incandescent light bulbs with LED bulbs costing $50 a peice. Therefore, everyone will be running out to buy CFL bulbs, like the ones you mention.
I don't understand. I get those curly CFL light bulbs at Walmart and when they're on sale a 4 pack costs about 10 bucks. If I need an emergency one at Target or something they're maybe $5 apiece.
That's mote than the incandescent bulbs cost but where does the $50 come from?
Originally posted by badmoonAll I know is that the government has the capability to micromanage which light bulbs everyone uses but somehow can't secure the border. Then again, maybe the Mexicans will start making the old fashion kind and start smuggling them across the border. Hmmm.
There are bigger issues with this, such as how and why did we give up what we had, and fail to pursue more, of the mineral elemant that you need for the squirelys.
Originally posted by SoothfastHalogen lights? Does anyone use halogen lights in their house? I've seen them used on cars, but not in houses.
The amount of mercury in CFL bulbs is very small -- around 4 milligrams in older bulbs, with newer ones having as little as 1 milligram. Opening windows and putting on a hazmat suit when a bulb breaks is massive overkill. But I know overkill is just your style.
Also, I do not believe halogen lights (bulb-shaped or otherwise) are going to be banned or whatever. They work with dimmer switches and are reasonably priced.
Originally posted by SoothfastBut the light bulbs in question are not capable of meeting up to government standards, so yes, it is a ban nonetheless.
At http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase-out_of_incandescent_light_bulbs I find this:
[b]In December 2007, many of these state efforts became moot when the federal government enacted the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which requires all general-purpose light bulbs that produce 310–2600 lumens of light be 30% more energy efficient (similar ...[text shortened]... about a ban at all. No one is going to be forced to buy CFL lights, much less $50 LED lights.
Originally posted by whodeyGo to http://www.elightbulbs.com/A-Line-Halogen-Light-Bulbs
Halogen lights? Does anyone use halogen lights in their house? I've seen them used on cars, but not in houses.
Originally posted by whodeyYou have a penchant for taking two points of data and extrapolating a straight line into absurdity and beyond. Just like a little kid. It's occasionally amusing.
But the light bulbs in question are not capable of meeting up to government standards, so yes, it is a ban nonetheless.
So tell us, what other things should the governemnt be banning? How about smoking? We will just say that pollutants that cause "X" amount of pollution in your lungs should be disallowed. That way we won't be officially banning cigs.
Originally posted by SoothfastYou have the penchant for taking one piece of data and ignoring the rest of the world around you, just like an infant fixated on his mobile. I just love it when you ignore US jobs lost and simply focus on the evil Chinese who have turned to capitalism. How about the jobs lost in Winchester VA as the last GE incondescent light bulb factory closed down? No mention of them? Hmmm.
Go to http://www.elightbulbs.com/A-Line-Halogen-Light-Bulbs
Halogen light bulbs are, basically, incandescent bulbs; but they're much more efficient and most certainly are NOT solely used in cars. I had a cheap halogen floor lamp with a dimmer knob twenty years ago. You don't get out much, do you? It just makes sense to phase out old, outmoded techno less electricity. You're fixated on CFL and LED lights and overlooking halogens altogether.