America’s Not-So-Bright Future: Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
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An America in decline

By J.D. Longstreet (Bio and Archives)  Saturday, December 21, 2013
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Back in 2012, the government took our 100 watt light bulbs and left us with these awful, pathetic, sickly, fluorescent bulbs. (The 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act) These ugly, squiggly, things are called “Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs.” In my opinion, the “light bulb” portion of the name…………… continues on Canada Free Press

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Americans Hoard Light Bulbs As Ban Nears
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If you’re like many Americans — nearly 60 percent of those surveyed in a recent poll — you may not have heard that 40-watt and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs will soon vanish from stores, beginning in 2014. After Jan. 1, it will be illegal to manufacture or import these bulbs, which account for half of all standard light bulb sales, according to news reports. But stores will be allowed to continue selling what they have in stock.

Refusing to have these familiar light bulbs cut out of their lives, some Americans are hoarding these products, according to a survey by lighting company Osram Sylvania, USA Today reported. But two-third said they have seen the light, and plan to switch to new more efficient options; another 59 percent welcome the efficiency shift.

The change was mandated by a 2007 law,…………… continues on

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