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(CNN)   No more 40 and 60 watt incandescent lightbulbs being manufactured for USA usage as of Jan 1   (money.cnn.com) divider line 427
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2013-12-14 08:31:03 PM
the new ones require less replacement, and save electricity in thelong run, and yet still people will scream about Obama taking away their freedumbs because of this.
 
2013-12-14 08:38:46 PM

SilentStrider: the new ones require less replacement, and save electricity in thelong run, and yet still people will scream about Obama taking away their freedumbs because of this.


The same people who absolutely loved when Dubya got that awesome PATRIOT Act passed to save us from the turrists.
 
Rat
2013-12-14 08:38:53 PM

SilentStrider: the new ones require less replacement, and save electricity in thelong run, and yet still people will scream about Obama taking away their freedumbs because of this.


I thought my boy Bush did this?
 
2013-12-14 08:44:03 PM

Rat: I thought my boy Bush did this?


facts will probably not matter all that much.
 
2013-12-14 08:44:45 PM
You've ruined us! We're finished! You goddamn madmen!
 
2013-12-14 08:46:26 PM

SilentStrider: Rat: I thought my boy Bush did this?

facts will probably not matter all that much.


Not to the 40 and 60 watt IQs, no

/and they'll be along shortly, I'm sure
 
2013-12-14 08:46:49 PM
BTW, I replaced some dead incandescent floods with LED units, and they blow away the old bulbs.  The quality of light is more pleasing and they are brighter, despite using a small fraction of the power.  I look forward to having a few more of the old bulbs die on me...
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-12-14 08:51:34 PM
How do I go about disposing of a CFL bulb?  I have a few burnouts sitting in a sack.  I'm not supposed to just toss them, right?
 
2013-12-14 08:52:24 PM
LED lights are highly susceptible to heat damage, cost a mint, and have harsh light.
CFL lights are toxic bombs where if you break one, the CDC estimates a cost of $2,000 to properly clean up the mercury from it. They cause electro-magnetic interference and create annoying buzz that is audible to many human ears. They also have harsh light.

If I want to leave my TV/radio/100 CFL or LED lights all day long, I accept the cost of doing so and I am not penalized for doing so. So why I am I penalized for using my incandescent bulbs only when I am in the room by having them regulated out of existence?

My circadian rhythms, eyeballs, health, local environment, wallet, and sanity cry out for incandescent bulbs.
 
2013-12-14 08:52:56 PM
I am only concerned about my Lava Lamps which require a 40 Watt incandescent with an appliance type base to operate properly
 
2013-12-14 08:54:19 PM
CDC EPA
 
2013-12-14 08:54:56 PM

George Babbitt: My circadian rhythms, eyeballs, health, local environment, wallet, and sanity cry out for incandescent bulbs.


2/10, maybe 2.5 if you've got some pipes and can emote.
 
2013-12-14 08:56:23 PM
Do these kind of directions sound like something you should have in your house?
 
2013-12-14 08:59:51 PM

Cerebral Knievel: I am only concerned about my Lava Lamps which require a 40 Watt incandescent with an appliance type base to operate properly


Yeah they come to kill the Resistor.
Yeah here come the Resitor.
YEAAAAAAAH!
You know he ain't gonna die!
No! No! No!
You know he ain't gonna die!
 
2013-12-14 09:00:27 PM

doglover: George Babbitt: My circadian rhythms, eyeballs, health, local environment, wallet, and sanity cry out for incandescent bulbs.

2/10, maybe 2.5 if you've got some pipes and can emote.


The 2/10 is a troll score I take it?
 
2013-12-14 09:00:53 PM

Cerebral Knievel: I am only concerned about my Lava Lamps which require a 40 Watt incandescent with an appliance type base to operate properly


Now THIS is a legitimate concern

/Save the Lava Lamps, Obama
 
2013-12-14 09:01:47 PM

433: How do I go about disposing of a CFL bulb?  I have a few burnouts sitting in a sack.  I'm not supposed to just toss them, right?


By law, they must be sent into space and fired into the heart of the sun.

It's the only way to be sure.
 
2013-12-14 09:19:29 PM

George Babbitt: LED lights are highly susceptible to heat damage, cost a mint, and have harsh light.
CFL lights are toxic bombs where if you break one, the CDC estimates a cost of $2,000 to properly clean up the mercury from it. They cause electro-magnetic interference and create annoying buzz that is audible to many human ears. They also have harsh light.

If I want to leave my TV/radio/100 CFL or LED lights all day long, I accept the cost of doing so and I am not penalized for doing so. So why I am I penalized for using my incandescent bulbs only when I am in the room by having them regulated out of existence?

My circadian rhythms, eyeballs, health, local environment, wallet, and sanity cry out for incandescent bulbs.


George, if your feeble body cannot tolerate a light frequency change, then you may be seen as being an unfit.
As you know George, the better of the whole outweighs the needs of the few. America needs the best and brightest and if something like this is bothersome to you, then your physical, and mental state needs to be evaluated by an approved and official ACA evaluation center and to see if you are mentally and physically fit for RENEWAL

I trust you will make the right decision George.
 
2013-12-14 09:24:39 PM

SilentStrider: the new ones require less replacement, and save electricity in thelong run, and yet still people will scream about Obama taking away their freedumbs because of this.


I use CFLs, but I understand why some people want the light offered by an incandescent and are willing to pay more for it. For example, it's been shown fluorescent lighting can trigger hyperactivity in kids. If you have a kid with ADD, it might be worth it for you.
 
2013-12-14 09:24:50 PM
Obama took away our Easy Bake Ovens!
 
2013-12-14 09:26:29 PM
I use whale oil lamps to illuminate my home, so I'm getting a real kick...
 
2013-12-14 09:29:40 PM
I have been buying one old style bulb every time I go to the store. I like having spares. Haven't changed a bulb in years.
 
2013-12-14 09:30:48 PM

Cerebral Knievel: George Babbitt: LED lights are highly susceptible to heat damage, cost a mint, and have harsh light.
CFL lights are toxic bombs where if you break one, the CDC estimates a cost of $2,000 to properly clean up the mercury from it. They cause electro-magnetic interference and create annoying buzz that is audible to many human ears. They also have harsh light.

If I want to leave my TV/radio/100 CFL or LED lights all day long, I accept the cost of doing so and I am not penalized for doing so. So why I am I penalized for using my incandescent bulbs only when I am in the room by having them regulated out of existence?

My circadian rhythms, eyeballs, health, local environment, wallet, and sanity cry out for incandescent bulbs.

George, if your feeble body cannot tolerate a light frequency change, then you may be seen as being an unfit.
As you know George, the better of the whole outweighs the needs of the few. America needs the best and brightest and if something like this is bothersome to you, then your physical, and mental state needs to be evaluated by an approved and official ACA evaluation center and to see if you are mentally and physically fit for RENEWAL

I trust you will make the right decision George.


I'm not saying sticking your dick in a hornet's nest is a good procreation strategy, but it's how the HOMO SUPERIOR would do this thing.
 
2013-12-14 09:31:33 PM

George Babbitt: LED lights are highly susceptible to heat damage, cost a mint, and have harsh light.
CFL lights are toxic bombs where if you break one, the CDC estimates a cost of $2,000 to properly clean up the mercury from it. They cause electro-magnetic interference and create annoying buzz that is audible to many human ears. They also have harsh light.

If I want to leave my TV/radio/100 CFL or LED lights all day long, I accept the cost of doing so and I am not penalized for doing so. So why I am I penalized for using my incandescent bulbs only when I am in the room by having them regulated out of existence?

My circadian rhythms, eyeballs, health, local environment, wallet, and sanity cry out for incandescent bulbs.


Almost none of what you said is true.

/Electrical Engineer
 
2013-12-14 09:37:34 PM
I switched the whole house over to CFLs about 2 years ago, Not only to they last longer and are cheaper in the long run, they give off less heat, which, if you live in Houston and run the A/C 9 months out of the year, is an additional savings.
 
2013-12-14 09:39:09 PM

bearded clamorer: I use whale oil lamps to illuminate my home, so I'm getting a real kick...


Clean burning fuel. Another thing taken away by those crazy liberals!
 
2013-12-14 09:49:10 PM

433: How do I go about disposing of a CFL bulb?  I have a few burnouts sitting in a sack.  I'm not supposed to just toss them, right?


Garbage can. The amount of mercury is negligible. Then buy an LED bulb.
 
2013-12-14 10:00:09 PM

George Babbitt: LED lights are highly susceptible to heat damage, cost a mint, and have harsh light.
CFL lights are toxic bombs where if you break one, the CDC estimates a cost of $2,000 to properly clean up the mercury from it. They cause electro-magnetic interference and create annoying buzz that is audible to many human ears. They also have harsh light.

If I want to leave my TV/radio/100 CFL or LED lights all day long, I accept the cost of doing so and I am not penalized for doing so. So why I am I penalized for using my incandescent bulbs only when I am in the room by having them regulated out of existence?

My circadian rhythms, eyeballs, health, local environment, wallet, and sanity cry out for incandescent bulbs.


Change is hard, but give it a chance. LED bulbs are much cheaper in the long run because they reduce your electric bill and last 20+ years. The math just works. They can produce different color temperatures, so if you find them harsh then you bought the wrong one.

CFLs were an awkward transitional technology that is being replaced with LEDs.

Furthermore, incandescent bulbs can still be sold if they are halogen or another high-efficiency technology. So the only thing we are losing is a wasteful, inefficient 19th Century technology.
 
2013-12-14 10:02:48 PM

George Babbitt: So why I am I penalized for using my incandescent bulbs only when I am in the room by having them regulated out of existence?


Um, you realize that other people on Fark also go to out local stores and purchase products such as incandescent light bulbs, right?

i.imgur.com


We see these things on shelves everywhere. You aren't going to fool anyone.
 
2013-12-14 10:04:26 PM

George Babbitt: My circadian rhythms, eyeballs, health, local environment, wallet, and sanity cry out for incandescent bulbs.


Step 1: stockpile
Step 2: wait
Step 3: eBay
Step 4: profit?
 
2013-12-14 10:10:12 PM
Obama's stopping Americans from having ideas!
 
2013-12-14 10:16:43 PM

Triumph: Step 1: stockpile
Step 2: wait
Step 3: eBay
Step 4: profit?


Hello new retirement package!
 
2013-12-14 10:27:13 PM

George Babbitt: My circadian rhythms, eyeballs, health, local environment, wallet, and sanity cry out for incandescent bulbs gas lamps.

 
2013-12-14 10:27:34 PM

NewportBarGuy: Triumph: Step 1: stockpile
Step 2: wait
Step 3: eBay
Step 4: profit?

Hello new retirement package!


Add a little Eagles music and you're golden:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Antique-Early-1900s-Edison-Mazda-Lig ht -Bulb-Original-Box-200-Watt-8-1-2-/271345898928?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0& hash=item3f2d79d5b0
 
2013-12-14 10:29:34 PM

Triumph: NewportBarGuy: Triumph: Step 1: stockpile
Step 2: wait
Step 3: eBay
Step 4: profit?

Hello new retirement package!

Add a little Eagles music and you're golden:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Antique-Early-1900s-Edison-Mazda-Lig ht -Bulb-Original-Box-200-Watt-8-1-2-/271345898928?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0& hash=item3f2d79d5b0


dudespaper.com
 
2013-12-14 10:36:26 PM
I've been slowly switching over to LEDs as the incandescents burn out, I never liked or used CFLs, they produce ugly light and their energy savings in negligible when you actually turn off the f*cking lights when you leave an empty room.

My only problem is I use an incandescent in the pump shed and another near the toilet in the garage in winter to keep the plumbing from freezing.
 
2013-12-14 10:42:55 PM
You know who else outlawed light bulbs?
msnbcmedia.msn.com
 
2013-12-14 10:43:16 PM

violentsalvation: I've been slowly switching over to LEDs as the incandescents burn out, I never liked or used CFLs, they produce ugly light and their energy savings in negligible when you actually turn off the f*cking lights when you leave an empty room.

My only problem is I use an incandescent in the pump shed and another near the toilet in the garage in winter to keep the plumbing from freezing.


You have a toilet in your garage? Awesome.
 
2013-12-14 10:48:25 PM

violentsalvation: My only problem is I use an incandescent in the pump shed and another near the toilet in the garage in winter to keep the plumbing from freezing.


If only there were some kind of machine that generated heat.
 
2013-12-14 10:53:53 PM
Meh. Now that the color temperature issue has been solved in all but the cheapest CFLs, I care not.
 
2013-12-14 11:01:05 PM

b2theory: George Babbitt: LED lights are highly susceptible to heat damage, cost a mint, and have harsh light.
CFL lights are toxic bombs where if you break one, the CDC estimates a cost of $2,000 to properly clean up the mercury from it. They cause electro-magnetic interference and create annoying buzz that is audible to many human ears. They also have harsh light.

If I want to leave my TV/radio/100 CFL or LED lights all day long, I accept the cost of doing so and I am not penalized for doing so. So why I am I penalized for using my incandescent bulbs only when I am in the room by having them regulated out of existence?

My circadian rhythms, eyeballs, health, local environment, wallet, and sanity cry out for incandescent bulbs.

Almost none of what you said is true.

/Electrical Engineer


there's 5mg of mercury in the average cfl, and it's firmly bonded to iron. I doubt that the CDC said that, but if they did, they are blowing things out of proportion. If you break a fluorescent bulb, don't lick it.

A coal fired power plant emits almost 14mg of mercury into the atmosphere to power a 75w incandescent bulb over it's average lifespan.
 
2013-12-14 11:02:19 PM
Finally an accomplishment this administration can claim with pride.
 
2013-12-14 11:02:55 PM

George Babbitt: LED lights are highly susceptible to heat damage, cost a mint, and have harsh light.
CFL lights are toxic bombs where if you break one, the CDC estimates a cost of $2,000 to properly clean up the mercury from it. They cause electro-magnetic interference and create annoying buzz that is audible to many human ears. They also have harsh light.

If I want to leave my TV/radio/100 CFL or LED lights all day long, I accept the cost of doing so and I am not penalized for doing so. So why I am I penalized for using my incandescent bulbs only when I am in the room by having them regulated out of existence?

My circadian rhythms, eyeballs, health, local environment, wallet, and sanity cry out for incandescent bulbs.


You know, I went to my doctor the other day, and not only did he not have any leeches, he would NOT drill a hole in my head to release the evil spirits trapped within.

When I complained, he told me what I'll tell you, "Welcome to the 21st century."
 
2013-12-14 11:02:59 PM
I switched to CFL's about 6 years ago...not because of the energy savings but because I
hate changing light bulbs when they burn out!  I haven't changed a light bulb in 4 years.
The first batch I bought were nothing but cheap ones, so I bought a little more expensive
versions.  The only thing I don't like, is the older bulbs have a cooler temperature and I
prefer a warmer color, but I'm too cheap to toss these out and buy new ones until these
stop working.
 
2013-12-14 11:04:39 PM
I replaced all my tulip bulbs with halogen bulbs. My garden is so much brighter.
 
2013-12-14 11:04:41 PM
So what? I have almost finished switching my entire house over to Cree LED bulbs. I sometimes forget that they aren't incandescents. They even work great on a dimmer switch. I wouldn't go back to incandescents if you paid me.
 
2013-12-14 11:04:45 PM

433: How do I go about disposing of a CFL bulb?  I have a few burnouts sitting in a sack.  I'm not supposed to just toss them, right?


Ask Google for CFL recycling in your area. Around here there are drop-off boxes in some stores or I can take them to a recycling depot.
 
2013-12-14 11:05:17 PM
Survived. So will you.

www.greenbiz.com
 
2013-12-14 11:05:19 PM

bearded clamorer: I use whale oil lamps to illuminate my home, so I'm getting a real kick...


Yes, and spotted owl feather wicks.
 
2013-12-14 11:05:41 PM

SilentStrider: the new ones require less replacement, and save electricity in thelong run, and yet still people will scream about Obama taking away their freedumbs because of this.


Also:  You get the daylight LED/CFLs, it'll save your eyesight in ways you'd never thought possible.
 
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