Federally mandated phase out of incandescent bulbs

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    What do you all think of this? These newer type of bulbs just don't cut it for me. Plus, they cost an arm and a leg. And, before you all start blaming Obama, it was actually George W Bush who signed this legislation.

    A lot of other countries are also mandating this change.

    Phase-out of incandescent light bulbs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    The goofy fluorescent bulbs bug out my eyes.

    I'll be stockpiling 40 & 60 watt traditional bulbs well in advance.
     
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    I think it's a good idea. They save energy and money.
     
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    Hmm...googling...yep just as I thought...some epilepsy sufferers cannot take florescent bulbs...guess they will have to sit in the dark.
     
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    Apparently, LED technology is still in its infancy, and shows promise. But, those bulbs cost $20 a piece. I like regular bulbs because they have great lighting, and they're cheap. If I knock over a lamp, it's not a major loss.

    I'm with Oddball. Maybe I'll invest in $5000 of incandescent bulbs. I can then resell them on the black market and make a bundle.
     
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    GE has had to eliminate more than 500 jobs because of this legislation.
    At our current American wages, the compact fluorescent is cost prohibitive to manufacture in the US.
    China gets the jobs
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    The Green Bulbs are a toxic nightmare when they burn out. Total Bullshit.
     
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    Maybe they can have someone on a federal panel somewhere issue them a waiver.

    HEY!!!...I just "created" a job! :rolleyes:
     
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    I was in a furniture store and asked the gal why they didn't use flourescent bulbs. They must have had 500 incandecent bulbs burning away at 100 watts each. She said they distort the color of fabric. Hmm.
     

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