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Production of 75-watt bulbs to be phased out

Production of 75-watt bulbs to be phased out

Posted: 6:14 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013

WASHINGTON — Homeowners looking to replace some 75-watt light bulbs around the house are running out of time.

A federal law started Tuesday that stops 75-watt incandescent bulbs from being made or imported.

The bulbs are being phased out for more energy efficient bulbs.

They will still be sold at stores as retailers can sell the rest of their existing stock.

Forty-watt and 60-watt incandescent bulbs will be phased out next year.

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Unintended consequences.

I looked at new light fixtures last week and most of them now take two sixty watt bulbs instead of the one 100 watt bulb that was the case in the past. At least for now, I am burning 120 watts instead of 100. Is that an energy saving since?

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

No big deal...

I have a 20 year supply of 100 watt bulbs that I will use every single one of them before I buy a new one.

RickStone

Looks like you are prepared.

I bet the electric grid fails before you run out of 100 watt bulbs.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

You're The Man Rick!

Do you have a backup generator (ie, solar) in case the utility company shuts off your power?

lol..

I do have...

I do have a 5500 watt gas generator, a solar air heater and a 12 - 55 gallon rain catchment system, a wood stove, 11 acres of woods, a creek and I am building a hydrogen generator and a gas vaporizer for my truck to increase mileage,also food, water, firearms and ammo. All I need is a good wife to share it with.

RickStone

Read What The Apostle Paul Says About Marriage and Wives

Spare yourself Rick....A good women is worth her weight in rubies, if you can find one like that marry her ASAP!

Apostle Paul: "I wish you were all like me"...SINGLE!

Something about struggles in the flesh..