This “nanny-state” decree was passed by Republicans (further proof they’re no better than Democrats) and signed into law by G.W. Bush. Anyway, if you like your incandescents, you can’t keep them:
In addition to the shocking discovery that Millennials donâ€™t really think about light bulbs that much, the survey found that only four in 10 respondents are aware that on Jan. 1, 40W and 60W incandescent bulbs, the most popular light bulbs in America, will join energy-wasting compatriots, 75W and 100W incandescent bulbs, in A-shape heaven when their domestic manufacture and import completely ceases.
I have adopted CFL’s for many of my light fixtures because they do last a long time and use less (and therefore cost less) energy. However, I live in a remote rural area and rely on long-distance radio at night to hear most talk-radio or, for that matter, any AM radio broadcasts. CFL’s interfere with that. In addition, I prefer incandescent bulbs for reading.
To make a long story short, I have — in the past few months — bought a dozen cases of the soon-to-be-banned incandescent bulbs in 40-60 watts. They will illuminate my bed and couch for more years than I will be alive. Although literally true, I’m speaking figuratively when I say that I prefer their warmth, light-wise.
Stock-up, my friends, while you have the chance. The nanny-state cometh.
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