Someone did make a better incandescent, one that complies with EPA standards: Newcandescent!
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Okay, I’ll admit that this deadline sort of snuck up on me while my head was up my own bum.
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.
Home Depot has a six-month stockpile, according to Mark Voykovic, the store’s national light bulb merchant.
“Home Depot anticipates running out of their stock of 40W to 60W bulbs six months into 2014,”
(Note to self: go to Home Depot for a case of bulbs)
The quote that really got me going?
And while they may not like the light, Americans should appreciate the change in their electric bill, according to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.
Excuse me, but fuck you. I should be free to choose the product I want and I should be able to choose a larger electric bill if I want.
You want people to throw away something that works and works well, but instead of building a better bulb to tempt them, you legislate its extinction, thus forcing factories here in the U.S. to close, putting more people out of work and of course even more jobs are sent to [where else?] China!
George W. Bush, you should be ashamed of yourself. Global warming is a hoax. In truth, the planet is cooling.
Look into the brilliant Mr. Edison’s eyes and contemplate a future of CFLs: