Thursday, May 12, 2011

South Carolina Challenges Upcoming Federal Ban on Incandescent Light Bulbs

Federal plans to outlaw common incandescent light bulbs in favor of mercury-laden compact fluorescents over the course of the next three years may not end up applying to South Carolinians. Senate panel members in the Palmetto State recently voted unanimously in favor of the Incandescent Light Bulb Freedom Act, also known as H 3735, which will permit incandescent light bulbs made in the state to be sold within the state, and largely exempt South Carolina from the draconian federal restrictions on freedom of light bulb choice.'


1 comment:

  1. Yes, good to see the South Carolina Light Bulb action.

    Also notice the Georgia state ban repeal that has passed in the local Senate,
    and now the Canadian Government's recent 2 year delay proposal, to 2014!

    How manufacturers and other vested interests have pushed for a ban on
    the popular but unprofitable simple regular types of light bulbs, and
    lobbied for favors:
    with documentation and copies of official communications

    Besides, no-one was calling for “a ban on energy guzzling radio tubes”
    (similarities with incandescents) when they were abundant, and newer transistors (similarities with LEDs) were arriving on the market.
    The tubes got used less anyway – but are still appreciated for special uses, without breaking down any power plant (any guitarists out there?).

    If a new product is preferred to the old one, why ban the old one?
    (No point, little savings)
    If an old product is preferred to the new one, why ban the old one?
    (No point, the old one is better)
    Think about it...


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