I care! The ban is foolish! I want my incandescent bulbs!
I like the ban! Bring on new lighting technology!
I dont care either way!
I like incandescent bulbs and fluorescent ones. But dont make a law about them!
OTHER / I dont know / Chimichanga
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This is the worst kind of discrimination. The kind against ME! ~ Bender
Go, read the stuff quoted in this thread, notice how they all agree on one point, that incandescent bulbs are not banned.
Changing the standards might as well ban the product. It can't be sold without being against the law. I would call that effectively a ban.
It is time to clean out the stables.Strictly speaking, it’s also true that the rules are neither mandates nor bans. They’re standards: We don’t tell you how to reduce the amount of energy your light bulb consumes. We just tell you that it can’t use more than a certain amount.
Building codes based on engineering tend to be good. Building codes created by busybodies are tyranny.
From a personal example: when I built my house, for my wife and I, we have a very nice back deck that runs all 55 feet of the width of our house. On one side we had three stairs going down but no hand rail. One one side we have a retaining wall and on the other side we have the house. The bureaucrat that came out said I had to have hand rails. We put them in to occupy and took them out because they are not necessary. Next point. I have a dual set of retaining walls uphill from my garage. I told the county bureaucrat that the landscaping would fill that space with hard to penetrate bushes. He insisted that I put up a fence to keep children from falling off. There are no children. Mine are 30 and 27. They do not live with me. But before I could move in I had to damage the nice brickwork to put up a fence. Total cost, including labor to meet idiotic, tyrannical code in time for me to occupy the house, about 1K. Tyranny.
It's reminiscent of Obamacare in an inverse way. Iirc with Obamacare, you have to get that insurance. With these lightbulbs supposedly it's illegal to buy them. They are similar because government dictates what you will and won't buy.
Last edited by Wake; 06-10-11 at 11:50 PM.