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The Ban on Incandescent Bulbs - Where Does It Stand Now?

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Since the trend started a few years back, more and more nations are jumping into the "ban incandescent bulb" wagon. The initial opposition did not gain much ground, but now that more and more people are aware about the planned phase out.

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mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:31 am
I am much in favor of all and any means to REDUCE energy consumption and waste.

The so-called "energy-saving" lamps -- a better name would be light-saving toxic lamps -- however, are a highly neurotic ERSATZ-action.

Furthermore producers claims as to both light-output AND 'durability' are simply fraudulent.
light-output ... not only by estimate of exactly every person i've asked, but also measured with my good-old Zeiss-Ikon-Voigtländer Bessamatic-CS's light meter
And of the last 5 i had to replace .... if they had been ON for 15.6/28/19/18 hours/day (and every single day; which is not very likely) respectively, these four would have nearly reached the 'durability' claimed on the package.
And the 5th one was UN-usable from the very start, labeled ""9W==40W"" with a light-output much smaller than a 15W incandescent (like those in most fridges)

So, BUY MORE of them -- this surely will safe Earth !
And please do not forget: they are TOXIC garbage - handle with care!

Bob P (394)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:56 am

Roger G (154)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:18 pm
noted, thanks !

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:57 pm
I don't own any of those curley cue bulbs. I also don't use many lights anyway. I am willing to begin using LED bulbs if I ever get a job again!

Robert O (12)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 12:36 am
Thanks Cassandra.

Jaime Alves (52)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 1:52 am

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 2:09 am
Noted. Thanks Cassandra.

Danuta W (1250)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 2:57 am

Kath P (9)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 3:12 am
All of the high end designers are using old time Edison light bulbs.
Power in short supply=old time bulbs
Water in short supply=rain forest shower heads, multiple nozzles and steam

Jo Moss (0)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 5:00 am
I had one of the bulbs in my 3 way lamp & finally gave it up as they don't produce enough lite for my 74 yr old eyes, I bought an old time 3 way light bulb & 90 % of the time I only use it on 50 watt power...I use the new bulbs in a lot of places & I'm 100% for saving the planet but in order to do that I must be able to read the fine print.

Natalie S (13)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 6:40 am
I agree with the ban although its implementation could have been handled better. Sometimes, unless there is a 'jumpstart'to such initiative, they simply do not take off! I do believe that unless the somewhat drastic steps were taken, there would be no incentive to invest in newer technologies. Of course, every effort should be made to cut costs and make the LED bulbs safer. Thanks for alerting us to this!

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 11:23 am
noted - this debate is going to last some time...I say LED technology....

Winnie A (179)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 1:12 pm

Harish S (6)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 4:22 pm

Natalie V (27)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 4:23 pm

Birgit W (160)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 4:36 pm

Kerrie G (116)
Friday March 1, 2013, 10:45 am
Noted, thanks.

Sandi C (98)
Friday March 1, 2013, 12:09 pm
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