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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Sensible. Has happened in Europe.. hard to get the old style bulbs now days and good. In this case government should mandate such things as people would never switch over to energy saving bulbs because they are more expensive than "old type" bulbs. Now the fact that energy saving bulbs last longer on average (way longer) and cost way less to run should factor in, but as we all know, the consumer is ignorant of such things and only want short term visible results. I think I have one old type bulb in the house, but that is due to the lamp ("it looks pretty" is the comment in this house).. and as soon as the lamp can be replaced then it goes.
    How about a tax incentive for buying LED bulbs?

    Everyone wins there.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I'll just install another light stand.

    Were I now have a single 100w bulb I'll now have 2-3 53w bulbs, for a net increase of power usage.
    i don't understand why you would do that, when the replacement bulbs will generate just as much light for lower cost.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i don't understand why you would do that, when the replacement bulbs will generate just as much light for lower cost.
    because he CAN, it is his CHOICE, and by the gods if he wants to act stupid, it is his right to do so.....
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i don't understand why you would do that, when the replacement bulbs will generate just as much light for lower cost.
    Money isn't the issue, though it may be your only concern in life. I'll do it to give the environmentalists the finger, of course.

    Being in construction, I know a valid home regulation when I see one....this is not valid.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    because he CAN, it is his CHOICE, and by the gods if he wants to act stupid, it is his right to do so.....
    Damn righ-....wait a minute.......HAY!!

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Money isn't the issue, though it may be your only concern in life. I'll do it to give the environmentalists the finger, of course.

    Being in construction, I know a valid home regulation when I see one....this is not valid.
    that's pretty nuts, actually, assuming you are serious.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i don't understand why you would do that, when the replacement bulbs will generate just as much light for lower cost.
    Ok but seriously, here's how I know this is just a bull-**** law:

    The number 1 cause for high power usage is excessive convection (drafts) and conduction (poor insulation). This is what causes folks to run high-power air conditioners in the summer and heaters in the winter.

    Light bulbs rate about as low as leaving a radio on. Light bulbs consume less power from a home than a heating-bulb/rock for a pet snake; or a modest aquarium.

    Any honest effort to reduce energy consumption begins with repairing older homes to reduce drafts and increase the R-value of the walls and ceiling. One fast and cheap way to do that is by adding a storm window/door to the outside of the existing window/door. No need to rip the old one out, just put a new layer over the old, in most cases.

    The second cause for power consumption is heating water. This is easily fixed by installing a flash-heater in stead of trying to maintain a large water tank full of hot water. Using natural gas (propane) is also a great cost saver.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Money isn't the issue, though it may be your only concern in life. I'll do it to give the environmentalists the finger, of course.

    Being in construction, I know a valid home regulation when I see one....this is not valid.
    being in construction you will appreciate this...
    we had a 5' long cabinet over the washer and dryer, and it literally fell off the wall. It was held to the wall with 6 long finishing nails.
    No screws, no 1x2 under the cabinet to give it added support.
    The guy who did that was "in construction"....
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Ok but seriously, here's how I know this is just a bull-**** law:

    The number 1 cause for high power usage is excessive convection (drafts) and conduction (poor insulation). This is what causes folks to run high-power air conditioners in the summer and heaters in the winter.

    Light bulbs rate about as low as leaving a radio on. Light bulbs consume less power from a home than a heating-bulb/rock for a pet snake; or a modest aquarium.

    Any honest effort to reduce energy consumption begins with repairing older homes to reduce drafts and increase the R-value of the walls and ceiling. One fast and cheap way to do that is by adding a storm window/door to the outside of the existing window/door. No need to rip the old one out, just put a new layer over the old, in most cases.

    The second cause for power consumption is heating water. This is easily fixed by installing a flash-heater in stead of trying to maintain a large water tank full of hot water. Using natural gas (propane) is also a great cost saver.
    Correct, infiltration is a big issue, but insulation gets all the attention. My neighbor, a mechanical engineer, complained that his unfinished basement was drafty and too cold for the kids to play in. As soon as I walked down the stairs, I could see that the foundation walls were done poorly, and there were significant gaps between the top of the concrete basement walls, and the wood sill plate (terminology?), and no sill sealer. He caulked, added some foam insulation around the perimeter, and it made a ton of difference. I can't wait to see how the new building codes (Architecture 2030 building codes) work out. They are designed to cut energy use by 50%....
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    being in construction you will appreciate this...
    we had a 5' long cabinet over the washer and dryer, and it literally fell off the wall. It was held to the wall with 6 long finishing nails.
    No screws, no 1x2 under the cabinet to give it added support.
    The guy who did that was "in construction"....
    Omg lol point taken I have a degree in construction sciences and 10 years experience in residential remodeling

    Yeah any Joe Shmuck who picks up a hammer can claim to "be in construction". I've been using it to pay the bills for a while.

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