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    Senior Member phlatsphil's Avatar
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    some stockpile ammo, I stockpiled light bulbs

    and now glad I did.... cuz I hate the fluorescent bulbs and LED bulbs are expensive.

    Light bulb ban set to take effect

    Light bulb manufacturers will cease making traditional 40 and 60-watt light bulbs -- the most popular in the country -- at the start of 2014.

    This comes after the controversial phasing out of incandescent 75 and 100-watt light bulbs at the beginning of 2013.

    In their place will be halogen bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs, LED bulbs and high efficiency incandescents -- which are just regular incandescents that have the filament wrapped in gas. All are significantly more expensive than traditional light bulbs, but offer significant energy and costs savings over the long run. (Some specialty incandescents -- such as three-way bulbs -- will still be available.)

    The end of old light bulbs will likely anger some consumers that are already faced with higher prices for a variety of goods. But it will also tick off tea party activists since the ban is the result of the final phase of government-mandated efficiency standards.

    read the rest here http://money.cnn.com/2013/12/13/news...html?hpt=hp_t2

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    Senior Member Mister-Jr's Avatar
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    I am replacing bulbs as they burn out, probably 80% LED's in my home now.

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    I have recessed lights in my house and those r40 floods generate a lot of heat. I switched to the LEDs and my AC runs less now. Strangely enough I found a closeout deal on the LED floods at the grocery store of all places. I wasn't even looking for any. They had a whole cart full on sale for like $5 each. I think they were normally something like $25 dollars. I asked if it was a mistake and the stock guy said no. The ordered a bunch of them and no one bought them because they were too expensive and now they were just getting them out of stock.

    I got 32 br30 LEDs for like $150 dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phlatsphil View Post
    the ban is the result of the final phase of government-mandated efficiency standards.
    There is nothing efficient about this administration.
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    closer look at the American Indian"
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    I dont have a single incandescent in my house. Just hate the light from CFL... and of course the mercury in them is not good for you.
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    Study: Some Eco-Friendly Light Bulbs May Put Health At Risk

    Study: Energy-Saving Light Bulbs Can Cause Skin Cancer

    http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/01/02...ealth-at-risk/
    Squid Row
    Why don't we use geothermal energy?

    In most places, just a mile beneath the crust, the earth is several million degrees.
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    Most places?

    Try 18 to 22 miles down before we get to the heat you mentioned, in most places.
    In those places it is only a mile down it is a good alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Battery View Post
    I dont have a single incandescent in my house. Just hate the light from CFL... and of course the mercury in them is not good for you.
    Also bad for the environment and also illegal to dispose of in the trash in many areas
    "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another."
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    Quote Originally Posted by divn4$ View Post
    There is nothing efficient about this administration.
    from the link
    The rules were signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2007.
    The manufacturers association was a big supporter of the new rules, arguing they headed off a patchwork of pending state laws that would have made the business highly complicated.
    but thanks for playing

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    I wonder if you'll still be able to purchase 60 watt " heat lamp bulbs " at their current price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squid Row View Post
    Study: Some Eco-Friendly Light Bulbs May Put Health At Risk

    Study: Energy-Saving Light Bulbs Can Cause Skin Cancer

    http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/01/02...ealth-at-risk/
    Driving your car, walking across the street, eating pesticides, all put you at risk. You handled Mercury a lot as a kid I suspect.

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