View Poll Results: Incandescent Light bulb ban.... do you care?

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  • I care! The ban is foolish! I want my incandescent bulbs!

    20 26.32%
  • I like the ban! Bring on new lighting technology!

    20 26.32%
  • I dont care either way!

    13 17.11%
  • I like incandescent bulbs and fluorescent ones. But dont make a law about them!

    19 25.00%
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Thread: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    I need to explain from an engineer’s POV.
    That is not bad if you are a subject. Perhaps you should consider it from a citizens point of view. You can buy whatever you want to buy with no busybody bureaucrat telling you what your choices are limited to.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    A bad law is a bad law. The companies that make lighting are for it because the profit margins are very large. And we shall all be compelled to pay them their price. Ain't politics grand?
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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Here is how they are meeting those goals.

    Production of Light Bulbs in US Dwindles As Factories Close

    The 2007 legislation which bans incandescent light bulbs by 2014 is manifesting disagreeable consequences in manufacturing. Most major lighting manufacturers have spent the last few years refocusing their operations toward a more energy efficient end. Unfortunately for factory workers in the US, energy efficient light bulbs construction is much more manual-labor intensive. The increase in cost causes manufacturers to look for cheaper ways to do business, and one of the first things to be done is usually moving manual labor jobs to China.

    Outsourcing light bulbs jobs to China is ironic considering the promises made by our government that the move to energy efficient lighting would create more manufacturing jobs.

    Production of Light Bulbs in US Dwindles As Factories Close

    So you can feel good about buying a light bulb for $7.50 while your neighbor loses his job.
    Or not.

    First, I have only bought CFLs since 2005. I switched when I found out how much more energy efficient they are. Plus, they are less likely to break than incandescent bulbs, which is good for me, since I am a clutz.

    Second, I currently buy no light bulbs because I just call up housing and tell them when my bulbs burn out and they send someone out to replace them.
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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    No. Of course not. But the city council is within my easy reach. Tyranny is tyranny no matter where it originates. But tyranny at the lowest possible level can be dealt with. I can move. I can protest and make their lives miserable until they repeal their moronic rules. It is much harder to leave the US than it is to move to the next county.
    I hear Somalia doesn't have light bulb efficiency standards. But if you would prefer a developed nation, most of them have much more government regulation than we do.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Or not.

    First, I have only bought CFLs since 2005. I switched when I found out how much more energy efficient they are. Plus, they are less likely to break than incandescent bulbs, which is good for me, since I am a clutz.

    Second, I currently buy no light bulbs because I just call up housing and tell them when my bulbs burn out and they send someone out to replace them.
    We switched a few years ago and I've only changed one bulb since I moved to Nashville in November, 2008.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    I like banning harmless, non-addictive stuff.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    No.

    Perhaps you hear it that way. All I'm saying is, let me choose my own light bulb. Who's life it that taking?

    Who's choice am I harming by using incandescent light bulbs? You pick the light bulb you want to use, and I'll do the same.

    Real harmful.
    Hey, if you can provide an argument that supports the notion that using said light bulbs does not harm others, you will have a case

    My point is that if a case can be brought that proves they aren't harmful, then it will all be a mute point
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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    It misses the point. You and he should consider the difference between a government bureaucrat deciding how much water your toilet can use or what kind of light bulb you must buy and your freedom to choose among a wide variety of goods and services. This is not about protecting the consumer from defective products but about restricting our choices by government fiat.

    Yours, and his, is the path to tyranny and oppression. It matters little that you cannot see it coming. The chains will be fitted to you whether you are duped, a willing accomplice, or just unsuited for liberty.
    I was able to go to Home Depot and buy a toilet that uses much less water for a very low price. It works great. We have a well and we have to use a water softener and I have to use potassium chloride in it. PoCl is now about $26 for 40lbs. Without the toilet law a refined design low water use toilet would be unavailable; and, a low water use toilet would be very expensive. Now Iím saving money because of the law. But I did lose some kind of trivial freedom; but, nothing like the freedom I lost when I was drafted into a stupid war in Vietnam.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    We switched a few years ago and I've only changed one bulb since I moved to Nashville in November, 2008.
    I took mine from the apartment in Hawaii to the one in NC, and changed out all the incandescent bulbs for my CFLs. They were still working when I left in Sept, last year. I left them in NC (I think with my sister) because I knew I wouldn't need them in housing. They gave me 5 years of lighting. They are probably still working.
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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    I was able to go to Home Depot and buy a toilet that uses much less water for a very low price. It works great.
    Could you buy a toilet that uses 6 gallons per flush. If you wanted to? If not, why not?
    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    Without the toilet law a refined design low water use toilet would be unavailable; and, a low water use toilet would be very expensive.
    So are you saying there was no demand for low flow toilets until some busybody bureaucrat decided that was the only kind you would be allowed to buy in the future? Do you have any other choices you would prefer that someone else make for you?
    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    Now I’m saving money because of the law.
    Well thank goodness that we have those fifty regulatory agencies and the half dozen extra-constitutional departments. Otherwise people who are too stupid to make their own choices in life would be left high and dry.
    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    But I did lose some kind of trivial freedom; but, nothing like the freedom I lost when I was drafted into a stupid war in Vietnam.
    And no doubt you are a democrat. Are you for or against a professional military?

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