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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Actually, most want to have the FREEDOM to choose what they do and when they do it. They don't like the idea of the government imposing change on them without their consent.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    The public officials mandating these bulbs are no better than the Y2K'ers or the Survival Seed Vault peddlers.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Hate to disturb your rant there but there is no mercury in halogen light bulbs. Also, this will create jobs - U.S. plant to make mercury-
    free energy saving light bulbs.


    So it will mean the same light for less money without polluting and creates jobs. Yean, somebody definitely has to put a damper on that!
    Halogen are just incandescence with a gas. Same bulb no change no savings

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Some studies show that when faced with some sort of voluntary energy-reduction program, some conservatives will actually deliberately increase their energy usage. Out of, I don't know, spite or something.
    Voluntary? Nice try it will be government control not voluntary. Just like ethanol and telling bus what kind of light bulbs we can buy

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Halogen are just incandescence with a gas. Same bulb no change no savings
    Your first sentence is correct, the second is false. From your own article you started this thread with it says the new bulbs will "save consumers $35.6 million in higher electricity bills."
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Your first sentence is correct, the second is false. From your own article you started this thread with it says the new bulbs will "save consumers $35.6 million in higher electricity bills."
    Thats a nice figure but what I see there is little change and they cost clost to $4 more a bulb. They save a little electricity but very little

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Thats a nice figure but what I see there is little change and they cost clost to $4 more a bulb. They save a little electricity but very little
    All depends on your perspective I suppose. I consider a $36 million dollar savings to consumers more than a "little change." Not to mention that they reduce the load on an already overloaded system thereby helping to prevent blackouts which are a hardship on everyone.

    Now if you are concerned the halogen bulbs don't save enough energy, which I think is a legitimate point, switch to the LED bulbs, they cost more initially but save you money over the life of the bulb.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    All depends on your perspective I suppose. I consider a $36 million dollar savings to consumers more than a "little change." Not to mention that they reduce the load on an already overloaded system thereby helping to prevent blackouts which are a hardship on everyone.

    Now if you are concerned the halogen bulbs don't save enough energy, which I think is a legitimate point, switch to the LED bulbs, they cost more initially but save you money over the life of the bulb.
    Who can afford LED? When they produce bulbs thar are affordable let me know

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    When they produce bulbs thar are affordable let me know
    Okay, I'm letting you know! Again, I refer you to your own article, "The new lights are comparably priced to the regular incandescent lights. A two-bulb package of 100-watt incandescent bulbs is about $4.32 at Lowe's, while a four-bulb package of new 72-watt halogen bulbs is $8.66, or $4.33 for two."
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    If people would stay informed and be concerned about conservation perhaps it wouldn't be necessary to have a regulation for energy conservation. But when others ignorance or disregard for conservation negatively affects the rest of the population than it is up to the government to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people, not to mention our energy resources. We've had four people I've noticed just on this thread who think halogen bulbs contain mercury.
    You can't regulate or force concern, sorry. If people wish to disregard conservation, that's up to them. Forcing them to do things your way, just because you think that's how it ought to be done, is an infringement on their American freedoms.
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