View Poll Results: Should The Ban On Incandescent Light Bulbs be Lifted?

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    Should Congress Lift The Ban On The Incandescent Lightbulb?

    The Republicans have to decided to try to lift the ban on the Incandescent light bulbs that goes into effect in two years. Governor Rick Perry has already signed legislation that refuses to abide by the ban. Do you think the ban should be lifted?

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    Re: Should Congress Lift The Ban On The Incandescent Lightbulb?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    The Republicans have to decided to try to lift the ban on the Incandescent light bulbs that goes into effect in two years. Governor Rick Perry has already signed legislation that refuses to abide by the ban. Do you think the ban should be lifted?
    Please provide more information on this issue, or a news article relating to it.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should Congress Lift The Ban On The Incandescent Lightbulb?

    And this is a major issue because....?
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    Re: Should Congress Lift The Ban On The Incandescent Lightbulb?

    They are not only cheaper to make the production provided jobs and they don't pollute land fills as the replacements do.

    This ban was great only for China

    This was a stupid idea thought up to save a few pennies in power but costs our economy millions.

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    Re: Should Congress Lift The Ban On The Incandescent Lightbulb?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Please provide more information on this issue, or a news article relating to it.
    It was on FOX News this morning. The issue is supposed to be brought up tomorrow.

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    Re: Should Congress Lift The Ban On The Incandescent Lightbulb?

    I don't think it has anything to do with being cheaper, I just don't want the government regulating what can and cannot be purchased by law-abiding citizens. Now I will admit, most of the lights in my house are CFLs, simply because it does save a lot of money on electricity, but for some things, CFLs just aren't equivalent to incandescent bulbs. Let the people decide, stop imposing government control.
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    Re: Should Congress Lift The Ban On The Incandescent Lightbulb?

    From WIKI:
    Federal legislationIn December 2007, many of these state efforts became moot when the federal government enacted the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which requires all general-purpose light bulbs that produce 310–2600 lumens of light[30] be 30% more energy efficient (similar to current halogen lamps) than current incandescent bulbs by 2012 to 2014. The efficiency standards will start with 100-watt bulbs in January 2012 and end with 40-watt bulbs in January 2014.

    Light bulbs outside of this range are exempt from the restrictions. Also exempt are several classes of specialty lights, including appliance lamps, rough service bulbs, 3-way, colored lamps, and plant lights.


    Wow, incandescent halogen lamps are allowed, but I was told incandescent were to be banned. And in 2012 it only applies to 100 watt equivalents. I just bought 6 ea. 60 watt equivalent CFLs for less than $4 at Home Depot. They are even lower profile than before. Now what’s the problem for me, I forgot.

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    Re: Should Congress Lift The Ban On The Incandescent Lightbulb?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    It was on FOX News this morning. The issue is supposed to be brought up tomorrow.
    So again, please provide details on the issue or provide a news article so those of us who didn't watch FOX News this morning knows the details of the issue you're talking about.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should Congress Lift The Ban On The Incandescent Lightbulb?

    Should have never been a ban to begin with.
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    Re: Should Congress Lift The Ban On The Incandescent Lightbulb?

    I put the states should decide...but honestly my whole house inside and out is fluorescent and it saves me a good buck every month...in fla heat is bad and incandescents throw tons of heat whereas fluorescents are alot cooler...so I save on cooling plus lighting

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