The end of the traditional lightbulb: Forty and sixty-watt bulbs set to be banned from January 1

On January 1 it will become illegal for American businesses to either manufacture or import the old-style bulbs Possible alternatives include halogen bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL), LED bulbs and high efficiency incandescents All are more expensive but also more energy efficient Retails such as Home Depot are encouraging fans of the old-style bulbs […]

Great news: Federally-permitted lightbulbs a cancer risk

Ed Morrissey HotAir 1/4/2013

Legislate in haste … repent at leisure. In their haste to rid Americans of the unconscionable plague of perfectly safe if somewhat inefficient incandescent lighting, politicians in Washington have forced us to adopt more expensive technology in its place. Compact flourescent lighting (CFLs) are already known to be a considerable disposal […]

Time to stock up on light bulbs

Government ban on mercury-free fixtures takes effect Jan. 1

Editorial The Washington Times 11/26/2011

Within four weeks, it will be a crime to manufacture a 100-watt version of Thomas A. Edison’s brilliant invention. Thanks to a Democratic Congress and the signature of President George W. Bush in 2007, anti-industrial zealots at the Energy Department received […]

Republicans Flicker On Light Bulb Ban Repeal

Geoffrey P. Hunt American Thinker 6/20/2011

The Republican House is flinching on passing the simplest and most symbolic piece of legislation this term: repeal of the incandescent light bulb phase out. Amidst great fanfare and promises to restore limited government, the new majority is proving it isn’t much different than the old majority.

The incandescent […]

South Carolina Taking Light Bulb Ban into Its Own Hands

The Foundary Heritage.org 5/9/2011

Fed up with the federal government’s ban of the traditional incandescent light bulb, state representatives in South Carolina are pushing for the state to produce and use incandescents solely for its state.

The Incandescent Light Bulb Freedom Act, which unanimously passed South Carolina’s Senate panel, would allow South Carolina manufacturers to […]

Energy saving light bulbs ‘contain cancer causing chemicals’

Fears have been reignited about the safety of energy saving light bulbs after a group of scientists warned that they contain cancer causing chemicals.

Victoria Ward Telegraph [UK] 20 Apr 2011

Their report advises that the bulbs should not be left on for extended periods, particularly near someone’s head, as they emit poisonous materials when […]