Big brother eliminates the incandescent bulb

Re: Big brother eliminates the incandescent bulb

PostBy: mr1precision On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:30 pm

I'll bet by the time this law comes down LED lighting will be all the rage. Its' way cheaper and you dont need hazmat to clean up a breakage. :)
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Re: Big brother eliminates the incandescent bulb

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:41 pm

Another problem is the little bulbs that look like a flame from a candle,I have them in the dining room chandlier. Now will I have to replace this light :idea: fixture, that wouldn't be a waste :mad:
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Re: Big brother eliminates the incandescent bulb

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:07 pm

Just like oil, if everyone would quit using so much of it there will be plenty to go around. :P
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Re: Big brother eliminates the incandescent bulb

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:53 pm

samhill wrote:Just like oil, if everyone would quit using so much of it there will be plenty to go around. :P


Tell Yobama, not us.
http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.a ... yid=132655

How about electric bills for government buildings that are $200,000.00 per month on the low end to a million or more a month on the high end? :P
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Re: Big brother eliminates the incandescent bulb

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:26 pm

Oppes, and don't forget that the cheap Christmas bulbs we buy are INCADENCENTS, so now we'll be forced to buy the expensive LED ones!

YOU,YOU..... INCADENCENT WHORDERS!!!
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Re: Big brother eliminates the incandescent bulb

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:57 pm

Read your own article coalkirk, thats been going on for years & years, nothing new like you imply. Could just be there are people in there working 24/7, most buildings like that you can`t just turn on one light, a lot have motion detectors I`ve been in some offices where I couldn`t even find a light switch. I agree that most Gov. & other buildings are kept too warm & too well lit all it usually takes is one trip & fall or a couple old biddies complaining that they are too cold. Could issue everyone miners hats to walk around with on the back shifts.http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2010/10/21 ... we-know-it
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Re: Big brother eliminates the incandescent bulb

PostBy: murphyslaw On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:39 pm

They have stopped mfg. on the T-12 floro bulb. Have to buy only T-8 and smaller.
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Re: Big brother eliminates the incandescent bulb

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:43 pm

enviroMENTAList
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Re: Big brother eliminates the incandescent bulb

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:20 pm

samhill wrote:Read your own article coalkirk, thats been going on for years & years, nothing new like you imply. Could just be there are people in there working 24/7, most buildings like that you can`t just turn on one light, a lot have motion detectors I`ve been in some offices where I couldn`t even find a light switch. I agree that most Gov. & other buildings are kept too warm & too well lit all it usually takes is one trip & fall or a couple old biddies complaining that they are too cold. Could issue everyone miners hats to walk around with on the back shifts.http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2010/10/21 ... we-know-it

I never said it was new or just started. But who is in charge now??? Can't keep blaming everything on Bush when you have been in the big boy chair for 2+ years.
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Re: Big brother eliminates the incandescent bulb

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:49 pm

My son is in 2nd grade, one part of his homework tonight is to show in tally marks, how many lights are in the house. I wrote a little explination to the teacher and he did tally marks for 1 bathroom ( 17 ) with all the little led's on the hair driers, curling irons and shavers, how did we ever survive years ago without them. Do a tally in your own house, it starts to boggle the mind :o . And as webster says, a light is something that provides illumination, 6 tons of coal and I'm not about to count individual pieces. :P
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Re: Big brother eliminates the incandescent bulb

PostBy: franco b On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:40 pm

You should be aware of the dark sucker theory of light.

http://www.siliconhell.com/humour/darksucker.htm
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Re: Big brother eliminates the incandescent bulb

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:49 pm

Your right coalkirk, then I also guess that means that its Obama`s fault that we were headed into a depression before he got there. Then who`s accountable for going from a good economy to down the crapper once Bush got there? I for one don`t mind getting rid of the incandescents, I`ll replace one at a time as they burn out & hopefully the LEDs will come closer to my price range before long. I will however hang on to quite a few incandescents for my welding rod cabinet & my furnace dehumidifier, thats what I consider a good use for them. You can`t learn from history if you choose to ignore it, you know what they say about doing the same thing over & over but expect different results.
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Re: Big brother eliminates the incandescent bulb

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:03 pm

Well a report came out this week that puts the blame for the economic meltdown on financial institutions, govt. regulators and the Clinton and Bush administrations. I'd personally ad congress for their lack of properly doing their oversight role. Obama just made it worse and continues to make it worse with trillions more in promised "investments." That's the new code word for spending $hit loads of money we don't have.
If you like the new bulbs...enjoy. I said I use them too,. I just don't want to be prevented from using the old ones. And yes, IF they are properly disposed of, there may not be a problem. I don't have any faith they will be properly disposed of. And I'm on a private well that I'd prefer not contain mercury.
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Re: Big brother eliminates the incandescent bulb

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:14 pm

I hear that, I`m on well water as well. My power co., local hardware store & vol. fire dept.s will all dispose of any bulbs dropped off at no charge. Its a shame how many people will be too lazy to do anything but drop them in the garbage.
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Re: Big brother eliminates the incandescent bulb

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:41 pm

Freddy wrote:I'm buying hundred watt, 75 watt & loads of 60 watt "regular" bulbs. Package them in groups of five, and bury them here & there & everywhere. I'm going to have an easy retirement! Need a bulb? I'll be the man! You pay me my price & I'll give you a map to the goodies. Code word "tulip bulbs".

I'm with you Freddie. I already bought about 12 bulbs last w/e to add to my stock. I'll pick up a 4pak every trip to Lowes or Walmart.

I've had terrible luck with the new bulbs. They last about 1yr on average.
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