Local Left Wants to Know What is the Big Deal with the Lightbulb Ban

Russ Steele

Here is one answer, they can burn your house down:


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

3 Responses to Local Left Wants to Know What is the Big Deal with the Lightbulb Ban

  1. Dena says:

    Just finished my move to Arizona and all the fixtures needed bulbs that I didn’t have from the old house. Went to the local Home Depot and was able to buy 65 watt floods, 60 watt clear and even stocked up on 100 watt frosted. Not one fluorescent in the lot. I feel like going into the black market and selling them to people in California.
    The fluorescent versions were on the shelf but they had more old style bulbs on the shelf.
    Am I worried about power consumption? Not to much http://www.srpnet.com/prices/pdfx/BasicPlan0111.pdf

  2. Greg Goodknight says:

    While I understand the desire to do the opposite of what the coercive left wants you to do, you might consider using fluorescent lamps in Arizona during the warm months for the same reason I do in my high sun load Nevada City location… when it’s hot enough to be running air conditioners or swamp coolers it makes no sense to use a technology for lighting that just increases the work performed by your cooling system.

    In other words, if you use a 60W incandescent to do the job of a 12W fluorescent, you’ll likely be drawing much more than that extra 48W to pull the additional waste heat back out. Use traditional lighting in spots that are rarely used and on for short periods of time, and buy your piggytail CF’s in California when they’re on a highly subsidized sale 🙂

    • Dena says:

      I can see the flicker, tell the color difference and the current crop of fluorescent doesn’t seem to have the same output. What I do instead is make sure all unneeded lights are turned off so most of the time at night I only have one or two lights turned on. In addition between failure and breakage, I spend more on bulbs than I would on power.

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