Goodbye To The Light Bulb
Katy Grimes: The nanny state-enviro crusaders must be gushing with joy today with the news that on Sunday, the evil 100-watt incandescent bulb will no longer be manufactured in the United States.
Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act in December 2007 which mandated the phasing out of the traditional light bulb.
Since when did Americans relinquish purchasing decisions to the government?
As part of the federally mandated phaseout, the killing of the incandescent light bulb was pushed up one year by California – the state that always must be ahead of the rest of the nation on liberty-infringing laws and regulations.
“California was given authority to implement it one year earlier to avoid sales of 10.5 million comparatively inefficient 100-watt bulbs in 2011,” reported the Sacramento Bee.
It’s time to start stocking up on the nearly extinct standard incandescent light bulbs if you want to be able to read using any of those old-fashioned things we call “lamps” in our homes. The new energy efficient bulbs don’t actually provide light one can read by.
“In California, the standard on 75-watt incandescent bulbs goes into effect Sunday, with a new wattage-use goal of 53 watts. The standard on 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs goes into effect in California on Jan. 1, 2013.”
Instead of offering the energy efficient bulbs as a choice, the government banned incandescent bulbs to force everyone to buy the new bulbs.
We are facing energy shortages in California, state officials are trying to force us out of our cars and onto mass transportation, and now they will leave us in dark, cold homes – with flickering Energy Star light bulbs that are illegal to dispose of – until we agree to the demands of a growing government?
Say goodbye to the incandescent light bulb, and goodbye to more personal choices, rights and liberties.
DEC. 29, 2011
May 19, 2013