U.S. to outlaw incandescent lightbulbs in 2012

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  1. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Took them long enough!


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  2. rogue22

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    I haven't bought incandescent bulbs in probably 5 years, but good to see some progress for the rest of the US.
     
  3. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    So much for little Suzy's EZ-Bake oven.
     
  4. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    ...time to stock up I guess.
     
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    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    That's what I'm thinking. I hate fluorescent lights!!!
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    no kidding... who needs more mercury in the environment?

    LED technology is the new fluorescent
     
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    splat Nam I am

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    also you need a log in to read the article
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    sounds like when they made the law you can only buy low flush toilets. the people would go to canada to buy the traditional toilet.
     
  9. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    but you're still sh*tting in the barn with the goats :busted:
     
  11. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I'm pretty sure Pinkshirt is correct?
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    my comment had nothing to do with the accuracy of his statement, just his questionable pooping habits.
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Are you really sure you want that in print?
     
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    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    thats different than lightbulbs.
     
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    LED bulbs?
     
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    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    I hate florescent lights too. I guess filters could be made to go around them so they look incandescent...but that would make it less bright.
     
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    I'm almost certain that not All incandescent bulbs are being outlawed, just certain very inefficient ones, similar to the 150W PAR reflector incandescent (as well as other light sources) that were eliminated in the Energy Policy Act of 1992...besides, there are supposed to be some incandescent bulbs due to be released before 2010 that will be 5 to 10% more efficient then current designs...still terrible energy hogs (really just heaters) but could likely make it to market.
     
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    brungeman I give a shirt

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    x5......

    until they come up with a way of making them instantly turn on... and not take time to warm up... and until they don't make everything GREENISH... FVCK THEM!
    and as was stated aren't they mercury vapor lights? That sucks!
    I have some of the floro lights, but don't like them much.
     
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    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    I buy full spectrum CF lights. Looks like daylight, instead of the pale yellowish light coming from most incandescents. Changing to CF lights, and replacing my 20yo AC cut my energy bill by almost 30%.
     
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    The only old school bulbs we have are the ones that are too small for the newer bulbs. I like natural light best, but in Oregon that is only about 3 months out of the year.
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    97% of your 30% was your AC upgrade more than likey
     
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    They do have some that turn on instantly. The light in my room is a 19" round flourescent light. Most people would have no idea that it was a flourescent light either.

    I second the thought of the full spectrum light bulb. My turtles tank used to have 4 4' full spectrum bulbs. The light that came from there was much nicer than any other light bulb I have seen. Almost did not seem like I had a light on.
     
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    Cost almost nothing to run, they are not cheap. Thiks one is $35.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    I can't tell the difference in color or warm up time between the latest CF and incadescents. Since we get the majority of our electricity from coal you have to consider that over the lifetime of a CF bulb almost twice as much mercury is released into the atmosphere with the additional coal burnt as is already in the CF bulb, about 5milligrams.
     
  26. syadasti

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    Also there are various qualities of bulbs - LED, CF, incandescent, or otherwise. A lot of people who don't like them probably went into home depot/lowes and bought a box of bargain CF with crappy electronics and poor color spectrum.
     
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    syadasti i heart mac

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    hey, suppose you were going to live in a house for 20+years...

    what bulb is the "best", most cost-effective, environmentally friendly one on the market?

    initial cost, eg. $35/bulb, isn't a factor if it's the "best".
     
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    Westy the teste

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    How many Americans does it take to change a light bulb?

    Five years with at least 50% of the legislative branch 66% if the president vetoes.
     
  30. firemandivi

    firemandivi They drank my Tooters

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    Why all the talk about light bulbs?
    What is the total energy consumption of a light bulb when compared to cars, trucks, industry, etc. who cares about a stupid light bulb.
    I haven't bought incandescent bulbs in 2 years and I'm trying to use re-chargeable batteries for everything.
     
  31. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    It's an easy way to do the right thing.

    Unlike...
    Commuting/utility cycling isn't easy.
     
  32. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    CF bulbs only use 20-25% the energy of a similar incad. and can last up to 10 times longer. If you replaced all the bulbs in your home it would be like removing/not using 75% of the lights in you home. The energy savings is there.

     
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    firemandivi They drank my Tooters

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    I agree its an easy way to do the right thing but it amounts to a spec of sand compared to the real problem. How about passing useful legislation. Make fridges, Ac units, Heaters, Boilers, etc more efficient. They use more energy then light bulbs:lighten:. This amounts to nothing more the grand standing by a government that can't accomplish anything worthwhile. my $0.02