Sunday, November 27, 2011
WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT!
Say good by to traditional household light bulbs.
Stocking up on conventional light bulbs (incandescent bulbs) is something to seriously consider right now. The ability to purchase a familiar 100 watt light bulb is coming to an abrupt end, and availability of these type of bulbs is about to be switched off as mandated by but yet another frivolous Government Regulation.
The all knowing bureaucrats have enacted The federal Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 setting new lightbulb efficiency standards that will soon prevent the manufacture and importation of most incandescent bulbs. Complaints regarding the cost, possible mercury dangers, and the unnatural harsh lighting tones have sparked an outcry from consumers and business alike. An attempt to repeal this unpopular and costly law was itself defeated back in July of 2011.
How this law will effect you:
Beginning January 1, 2012 the ax will droop on the 100 watt incandescent
bulb, with the 75 watt following in 2013, and the 60- and 40- watt incandescent bulbs in 2014.
The compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFL’s) have been tagged by many as emitting an unnatural harsh industrial type glow, which in some cases have been linked to depression. Cost for CFL’s range on a average of $3 each—verses the 50 cents you pay for the familiar incandescent bulbs. CFL’s will not work with you existing dimmer switches either. Furthermore, there are safety concerns with CFL’s which contain small amounts of Mercury. If a CFL is broken, you may be exposed to Mercury which can cause serious health problems, including possible nerve damage. (For emergency, disposal, and cleanup advice, go to: www.epa.gov/cfl/cflcleanup.html
Posted by P.J.D publishing at 3:04 PM