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More Light Bulb Wattages Being Phased Out in 2014

December 23, 2013

WHEELING — Beginning in January, traditional 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent light bulbs can no longer be manufactured or imported....

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Dec-24-13 4:35 PM

I have a challenge for Howard Gables.

I'll take conventional light bulb and seal it in a Ziploc bag.

You do the same with a CFL.

I'll carefully break the bulb inside the bag.

You do the same.

Now I will quickly open the bag and place over my mouth and inhale.

Do YOU have the bawlz to do the same with your CFL ????

Didn't think so.

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Dec-24-13 11:51 AM

oldman, when technology really advances the Government doesn't have to force people to change to it. The Government didn't outlaw the manufacture of oil lamps and candles when Edison invented a practical light bulb. Derrrrrr.....

Now get back to breaking and inhaling your mercury-laced "advanced" light bulbs, oldman. They're like IQ-robbing crack for you enviro-Nazis. LOL

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Dec-24-13 10:29 AM

Troll, God forbid, technology advanced since Edison's day.

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Dec-24-13 10:24 AM

uglyassmf “all you conservatives that go to work and bring your bag home full stuff you stole from work will still be in”

There are still a few advantages to working, ugly. You libbies should try it sometime. But I'm sure you'll eventually pass a law that forces us to give you loafing lefties at least half of that stuff... LOL

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Dec-24-13 9:54 AM

Ugly what part of MANUFACTURE or IMPORTATION don't you get?? Commercial has NOTHING to do with it.

You can still buy Under 40 and over 100 W incandescents though. They will be phased out shortly.

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Dec-24-13 3:22 AM

The bulbs are still available commercially so all you conservatives that go to work and bring your bag home full stuff you stole from work will still be in. Merry Christmas

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Dec-23-13 11:45 PM


Unless you have switched over to the ultra expensive LED lamps, I do not believe you are changing bulbs less since switching out your incandescent lamps.

CFLs are not as dependable as the label states and yet they are about 3X the cost of incandescents. There are other drawbacks to them as well.

An LED bulb might cost you about $20 and some go for more than $40 each!

This sort of government regulation and control is a lot of bullshiat.

Let the market determine which fixtures should be sold.

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Dec-23-13 7:20 PM

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Dec-23-13 5:50 PM

In 2015 pharting will be illegal, by declaration of the EPA air quality administration!

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Dec-23-13 5:25 PM

ShempH, yeah amazing when the Government is violator of Mercury or bird kills, it is ALL OK.

The government prevents development of everybody's PRIVATE property because of the POSSIBLE effect on the "spotted Owl" or the "snail Darter" but Uncle Sam is the TERMINATOR when it comes to bald eagles and bats but that is OK because the cause of green justifies the END.

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Dec-23-13 1:24 PM

Somehow, somewhere, someone is making a bundle of money from this. As ussual.

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Dec-23-13 1:20 PM

But daWraith, if it is ok to kill dozens of Bald Eagles for Green Energy, it surely must be ok to breath a little mercury in the same cause. We can all be "Mad Hatters".

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Dec-23-13 1:15 PM

CFLS are a freaking joke, they contain Mercury and a study from England said if you broke 4 of them at once in a small office, you may get mercury contamination from them

Most are cheap piles of junk made in China that don't last as long as the incandescent they replace.

That is what happens when the Government gets involved in decision making.

LEDS do not have mercury but do have printed circuit boards and hence falles under the requirements for lead free solder and WEE.

LEDS are slick but still cost a lot more unless you have a 24-7 app hard to justify the cost.

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Dec-23-13 12:47 PM

hoopie, I have a pile of burned out CFCs. They cost me $3 each. I used to buy incandescent bulbs at 50 cents each, and I threw the burned out ones in the trash at about the same rate.

I don't leave the lights on, so my lighting bill was insignificant before and after you loons told me which type of bulbs I could have. But now besides the increased cost I have a pile of mercury-filled hazardous waste to dispose of. Thanks, Progressives.

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Dec-23-13 11:50 AM

I like the new light bulbs, especially since the "warm" light replaced the gray blue lights of LED. I haven't changed light bulbs in years since I've changed to the new lights. The old lights had to be changed regularly and we always had a stack of bulbs around. Not anymore!

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Dec-23-13 11:27 AM

Actually I support this change, only if manufacturing plants employing thousands and thousands of Americans were built in the United States. Right now there are only two or three plants in the US and hundreds worldwide. I do use CFL's in the about half of my house and I have stocked up on the older 4o's and 60's and will continue to do so as long as they are available. If this administration wants to do something to actually create employment instead of using imaginary figures then build plants here in the US.......BTW CFC's do not work in my garage door, only the older bulbs.

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Dec-23-13 11:20 AM

The taxpayer probably paid for the development of the new improved light bulb. Now we will use less electric but will have to increase the cost to the taxpayer because the lack of use of electric to maintain the profits. Nice to know the taxpayer finances the government, the private corporations, and the public corporations, and everyone wonders why there is no middle class.

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Dec-23-13 11:12 AM

We are starting to learn it is not political correct to say anything that is not in agreement with the political correct government that dictate to the public. This is why we are getting HOME RULE that establish codes and then when it is needed they are changed for the political special government as in the latest housing development that the local residents were against in Wheeling.

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Dec-23-13 11:09 AM

And of course the energy savings will be reflected in the lower electric bills to consumers, right?

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Dec-23-13 11:06 AM

calpatty, Go out and buy "new" bulbs for all your lighting needs! Report back and tell us how much you spend. According to the department of energy the average US household uses 12% of there electric for home lighting! Do the ROI math....

Do the "new" bulbs really last 10x longer than the old bulbs? Do some research....

I have a stock of "old" bulbs that will do just fine for the next 15+ years!

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Dec-23-13 10:40 AM

The FACT is the Federal Government is now telling citizens they may not manufacture or import simple incandescent electric light bulbs of the type invented by Thomas Edison. No where in the Constitution does the Federal Government have he power to tell you that you can't have incandescent light bulbs. And yet here we are. The Federal Government has taken away yet another of your choices.

Another step down the road to tyranny. "Progressives," you built that.

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Dec-23-13 10:18 AM

uglyass, quit spewing facts. You only serve to confuse dolts like dying,highland,loghog...

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Dec-23-13 10:09 AM

To me it stands to reason that the cost of living increases every year thus putting pressure on wages to increase; so, with wages increasing and demand for electricity decreasing it would seem that we are in for higher electric rates so that electric companies can maintain/improve their profit margin. Thank you again congress.

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Dec-23-13 8:03 AM

Does anyone remember when this was a free country?

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Dec-23-13 7:00 AM

FYI buy 130 volt bulbs and they last longer than reg bulbs I have a 90 watt bulb tyhat I got from s sales man trying to sell them to Big Boy when I worked there and it still works and wish I knew who made them because I would stock up on the 90watt 130volt and they have lasted since like 5-7 years before they closed was not a believer but wish I had bought all he had

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