The federal government is banning incandescent bulbs over 100 watts
Does anyone know for sure if flood lamp bulbs (such as PAR30) used in
outdoor light fixtures will be exempt?
I'd like to know if I need to stock up on the 120watt PAR30 flood
bulbs that are used in some outdoor motion sensitive lighting
But since it bans lights that don't make the efficiency standard and
incandescents by their nature (and physics and...) can't make the
efficiency standard, they are banning incandescent lights by any
definition of the word used outside of DC.
People thought cybersex was a safe alternative,
until patients started presenting with sexually
No need to stock up on old technology, energy-saving
halogens to the rescue.
If you pay 10 cents/kilowatt and get 1000 hours life per
bulb, those 400 bulbs will cost you $2,400 for electricity.
Personally I'd use CFL or LED bulbs and pocket the $1,800
savings....but that's just me. ;-)
That's fine if the light and operating charecteristics are
OK with you. Me, I use CFL where they make sense.
And that sure isn't all over my house. They just do not
produce light that is acceptable in all environments.
I figure that most people are smart enough to figure
out where to use them to save money where appropriate
and don't need the govt forcing them on us where they
I'll predict right now that some time next year, this
phase-out of most incandescent light bulbs will come
back to bite Congress big time. It will be one
more example of what the people don't want, which
is more govt running their lives. The consequences
will be it will help make Obama a one term president
and cost the Dems more seats in Congress.
have you seen the republican partys ideas.
elminate the minimum wage completely
end medicare as we know it
end social security as we know it for anyone not currently collecting
cut taxes on the super wealthy, including dropping the capital gains
tax rate to zero.
all of these will put more tax burdens on the middle class
Typical. You've taken every concept you don't agree
with from God knows which Republicans, then in most
cases totally distorted what they actually said, and
packaged it into one convenient strawman.
Let's take one example. The current front runners
in the Republican race are Romney and Perry by a
huge margin. So they must represent the views
of most Republicans.
Show us where Romney or Perry, the front runners
by a wide margin, have a plan of cutting the captial
gains tax to zero for super wealthy Americans, putting
more burden on the middle class.
If you leave your TV on standby when not watching, then that is a
significant portion. Fridge and A/C are most important, then other
appliances. Light may be a small portion, but CFL's do cut that part very
nicely. While incandescant bulbs may have a slightly nicer light, we have
gone to CFLs wherever we can.
The vast energy and large supply chain of parts that goes into a CFL
negates the savings. An incandescent has 5 parts. A CFL can have a
hundred parts each of which needs a deep global supply chain, mining,
and manufacturing of those complex electronic parts, not to mention
the toxic phosphors, gasses and mercury. An incandescent has no toxic
components and uses argon a harmless inert gas some glass, tungsten
wire, aluminum, solder and brass. This story is much like the ethanol
story, it takes more energy and pollutes more just to make the ethanol
(a low btu fuel that gets fewer mpg to boot). But a farm lobby that
keeps the boondoggle going in a few corn states.
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