Say Goodbye To Your 40 Watt Incandescent Light Bulb 1/1/14Submitted by zooamerica on Sat, 12/21/2013 - 22:05
A Real Turn-off: Last Phase of Light Bulb Ban Takes Effect Jan. 1
As Americans watch 2013 fade away, they must also bid a fond farewell to Thomas Edison’s most famous invention courtesy of Uncle Sam. Beginning January 1, Edison’s classic incandescent light bulb will essentially be banned in the country that gave it birth — all to please environmental and corporate lobbyists.
Under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, only bulbs that meet certain energy-efficiency standards may be manufactured in or imported into the United States. Incandescent bulbs cannot possibly meet those standards, and so they are, for all intents and purposes, prohibited.