Category: Light Bulb Ban

Posts and articles about the banning of incandescent light bulbs which was created by the energy efficiency standards set by H.R. 6 in 1997.

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Government Subsidies of CFLs and Planned Obsolescence

From the candlepowerforums.com forum: I do wonder about their performance claims, however. If it were so easy to make incandescents hit into mid double-digit efficiency, why didn’t the manufacturers do…

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Federal Budget Bill Will Not Enforce Light Bulb Efficiency Standards

The current version of the bill (H.R.3547 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014) will not allocating funds to implement or enforce the law that is going into effect.  Led by the…

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eCandescent Kickstarter campaign has launched!

The first incandescent that can legally be sold in the USA after January 1, 2015!  It’s as energy efficient as a CFL curly bulb without any of the toxins and…

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Loss Of Regular Light Bulbs Costly

From the Editor: If you like your light bulbs, you can’t keep them. (This promise was honest). Almost two-thirds of the public was not aware that as of Jan. 1,…

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Senate spending bill withholds funds for bulb enforcement

Besides funding major programs, the federal spending bill that the Senate passed Thursday contains a provision that has gained little notice yet affects consumers nationwide. The legislation, which now heads…

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The Incandescent Light Bulb Is Not Dead

Reference: TheVerge.com  By Sean Hollister on January 1, 2014 02:30 pm Email Perhaps you’ve heard the news: the incandescent light bulb is dead. “When the ball drops on New Year’s…

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Is It Getting Dark Yet?

Note:   Excerpt from “How Many Congressmen Does It Take To Screw In A Light Bulb”http://cei.org/op-eds-articles/how-many-congressmen-does-it-take-screw-light-bulb It’s late in the day, and you switch on your lights as you go back…

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The Legislation that De-Funded the “Light Bulb Ban”

I have been in a conversation the last couple days with a couple people where we were trying to find the exact wording of the “rider” that de-funded the “ban”. …

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Industry: Light bulb war a dim idea

Note:  This article was written in December 2011.  I am reprinting it here because some of the insights into the reasoning of Big Energy are eye-opening.  Additionally, the final statement…

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Missouri Bill deems bulb regulations not valid intrastate.

Missouri local state Rep. Chuck Gatschenberger and others have also, January 19, launched a bill 1146, that “Specifies that the intrastate manufacturing of certain incandescent lightbulbs is not subject to…