Or faulty helmets, mattresses, etc. The consumer is stupid and the government must make these decisions for them. I get it. But what we see happening is that the government can make decisions which will benefit their supporters, and themselves, by enacting laws which are not necessarily beneficial to the public interests. They will have to buy light bulbs made exclusively from company A, for example, rather than company B.. And that can apply to any product once the concepts become publicly acceptable.The point for me is, why? This is not a matter of freedom. If the government bans an obsolete technology because it's horribly inefficient they're not harming American freedom, they're removing an horribly inefficient tech from the marketplace. That's all. It's no different than banning a faulty child carseat. There are standards that must be met. If you can't meet them, tough for you.
This thinking that the Federal government will act altruistically and not act in their own self interests is a common enough mistake, and one that is repeatedly made despite their history. Chip O'Neil (I think it was) once said that "All politics is local", but that is changing. Federal politicians are now vying one part of the country against the other, workers against each other, classes against each other, and so on. They have become more powerful than the individual States and local power has diminished accordingly.
The philosophies and experiences of the Founders is now being ignored and the US is becoming like any of those problematic countries who are also making all the decisions for their people. And you appear to be encouraging this trend.