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Thursday, April 5, 2012

A $2 Gadget That Triples Incandescent Bulb Life

The fluorescent light bulb Nazis lavishly filled the campaign coffers of politicians to get congress to outlaw the incandescent light bulb. It worked. But is the incandescent bulb really dead? Clever folks are gearing up for the incandescent life regardless of what the government does or says.
Congress in its wisdom passed a law in 2007 that led to the banning incandescent of the sale of light bulbs, beginning on New Year’s Day, 2012. By 2015, all of them in between 40 watts and 150 watts must be gone from the shelves. The 100-watt lights go first, by law. Maybe you don’t like fluorescent bulbs. Maybe they give you headaches. Tough luck for you, peon. You have no say in the matter. Your liberty got flushed down the Congress-mandated 1.6 gallon-tank toilet. Incandescent bulbs are cheaper than fluorescent bulbs. They use less energy. That’s right — less energy. For proof, click here. Yet Congress banned incandescent bulbs as an energy-saving measure. The British government passed a similar law. Result: hoarding on a massive scale. Black markets ahead? You bet!
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The Tea Party Economist