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this bone-head move.
It's not a boneheaded move. There's no reason in this day and age for incandescent light bulbs to exist anymore. Incandescent bulbs are quickly being replaced with LED bulbs.
You don't need the mercury-filled bulbs either. Those bulbs will be phased out over the next several years as well.
Sure, LED bulbs are more expensive, but you get that money back and then some in energy savings and longevity of the bulbs.
Embrace LED bulb technology, and throw away the inefficient, ancient incandescent bulbs.
My local dollar store cares not for the ban.....the been selling 100 watt bulbs forever.
To hell with bulbs filled with mercury vapor. Ill keep my vacuum tube resistor type bulbs
The ban goes into effect for the 40W and 60W bulbs, specifically.
But as of now, I refuse to buy the mercury-filled ones.
What I may end up doing is buying the LED types when I absolutely have to.
But any way you cut it, this is yet another price burden on those who will feel it the most!
All I know is this 75 watt fluorescent light here in the room is on and I can't see a damn thing. I want my 100 watt bulb back. It's like standing in the shadows outside on a cloudy day.
The problem with the new bulb technology is, as mentioned earlier, they are full of mercury vapor. This is very hazardous if someone accidently drops and breaks one. Also, this new bulb technology emits 100 times more EMF than the traditional bulbs.edit on 15-12-2013 by eManym because: (no reason given)
My entire house is wired on dimmer circuits from the 80s. I can only use incandescent bulbs, no cfl and led. It will cost me about $8,000 to have it rewired. Screw the ban, I will buy bulbs from China on eBay
The LED bulbs are great. But the price is severely inflated!
I also suspect that the new LED bulbs are made with planned obselescence, as their lifespan (if made properly) should equal ours. A kick in the wallets of bulb manufacturers, who are losing a steady income off the incandescent variety.
So, make a killing off them when they get introduced with a promised 25-year lifespan, and only reduce the price after all the other options leave the market. Therefore make them to last about 3-5 years max.