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I spend a $163 on new bulbs and dimmers today. I stimulated someone, somewhere with their job, perhaps the HD clerk.
Temporary fix, unless you are 80.
LED bulbs are smaller, cooler, can be configured into many forms and shapes and colors, and consume a fraction of the power of incandescent. As time goes by and the industry takes advantage of the tech advances in LED we will be seeing a ton of very desirable lighting applications that will make ordinary old bulbs a poor substitute. LED bulbs do cost more now, but considering their long life they will not be all that much more expensive(if any) than incandescent in the near future as they become the standard application for lighting needs.
CFL bulbs are just an interim technology that was necessary while high-output LED technology was being developed, and will probably go away.
My guess is that many of the bulbs people are stockpiling today will be seen at garage sales in the future.
DO NOT TELL ME HOW TO SAVE MONEY OR WHAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE A GOOD SUBSTITUTE FO IN MY HOME.
Interesting avatar you have considering this post.
Absolute absurdity. Of course I guess it is to be expected. We did pay people $5,000 to literally crush functioning vehicles so that they could buy $45,000 hybrids. Talk about a tax break for the 1% and fake industry.
Your comment is wrong on two counts.
1. Nobody is telling you what to do.
2. My avatar, indicating that I abhor excessive governmental regulation, in this case has nothing to do with my observations regarding the development of LED technology.
LED technology would have eventually been seen as a superior technology, though government restrictions on incandescent bulbs have no doubt speeded up the introduction of LCD bulbs.
If the "old type" bulbs will no longer be available, how are the poor (Obama voters) going to afford to have lights? Who is responsible for us now having to buy MUCH more expensive lightbulbs. Oh, and evidently these new bulbs carry a decent amount of mercury in them. Looks like a potential pollution problem cuz people, for the most part! aren't going to be willing to take time out of their already busy schedules to properly dispose of these bulbs.
Why can't I buy whatever bulb I choose? **** govt intervention again!!
Headed to Lowes to stockpile the old bulbs so I won't have to spend what I consider a ridiculous amount of money for a friggin lightbulb of all things. This whole thing is silly.
You stimulated those that love to control every aspect of our lives=liberals
Speculation to the ^N degree.
Fact, Jack! Fact that is unquestionably accompanied by a removal of choice. Of course, that's the way it goes with government, is it not?
Roger that! You must be talking about the tolerant folks, right? "Any opinion is tolerated so long as it's our opinion."
So freakin' sick of it. Sometimes it feels like I'm the only one. At least I live in NW Florida. I seriously can't imagine how folks in S Fl, or the sane individuals in blue states deal with it.
Answer: "They save you money in the long run"
I wonder how many O-voters "own" a house / car they can't afford with absurd loan terms. How is that cheaper in the long run?
Or better yet, the ones that have that Mercedes on lease. Hahaha. Of course sometimes there's nothing wrong with renting.... Case in point: I'd rather rent my light bulbs and spent the $45 on something for me and my wife.
Personally, I don't what you do or where you live. Somewhere Thomas Edison weeps, perhaps you could join him.
Someone here is sure intolerant of others life choices, and it ain't me.
Do as you please, I'm happy with this.
The same way the inbred trailer trash Romney voters will afford them.
Bush signed the bill.
All light bulbs contain toxic metals.;) LED's have little, if any, mercury.
The ban is stupid.
Take away /ban/ or make illegal something you dont care about, no big deal. But take away a simple freedom that is of great unimportance in the grand scheme of things and its time to fight...as it should be. I don't like incandescent bulbs they burn out too fast and cost me money. I have all CFLs. Ive had 1 break in 10 years and have had to replace maybe 5 or 6(out of 30) in the last 7 to 10 years. Mostly burn outs are the ones I have on incorrect dimmers.
But I will fight with you to keep incandescent legal/unbanned.
Would you fight with someone else if you didn't give a crap about what is being banned?
Couple that with an uneducated and near sighted electorate, and politicians' ability to to sleep at night after encouraging stupidity for votes, and you have what we face today.
"Do as you please" from above... I'd love to. Unfortunately that's not an option, dumb ***.
I love how reluctant democrats are to critique their own.
Yes, I would fight for another's right to freedom if I had no eVen if I had no personal interest.
How do you react when something really goes wrong?
Happy New Year.
Same to you.
Pups correct. I bought a dimmer for CFL lights and it works slightly to a point and then turns off totally . And it was supposed to be a dimmer for CFLs
He asked and I told him who's fault it was.
I am not a democrat.
Are you sure you have a dimmable CFL?
No more warming your hands while the family is crowded around the 150 watt incandescent bulb on those cold panhandle nights in the shack at 2 mile.