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The House Blocks Funding To Enforce The Incandescent Light Bulb Ban

Let there be light! Warm, soft glowing, inexpensive light.

From what I can gather the Federal Government will still consider it illegal to produce or import incandescent bulbs, but “None of the funds made available in this Act may be used … to implement or enforce the standards established by the tables contained in section 325(i)(1)(B) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act,” reads section 322 of the bill.

Maybe not a complete reversal of the ill-advised law, but a good first step.


Allow consumers and the market to decide as it should be.

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I can still buy incandescent bulbs . . .

I can still buy incandescent bulbs at forty cents each.

'Nuff said.


That's funny.

"I calculated energy costs over a 50k hour lifetime of an LED". Now, please show me an LED that got 50k hours.

My basement grow lights

are all topping 54,750 hours around now with zero failures or issues. (As near as I can calculate)

Still growing strong.

Thats what some are rated

Thats what some are rated for. But you are right, the standard is more something like 25k hours which is still good and you still save money.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

... still funny.

Now show me and LED lightbulb that got 25k!
Survey says: XXX.

Do you have experience

Do you have experience burning up LEDs or something?

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.