Goodnight lightbulb

HR 6 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 systematically bans incandescent light bulbs beginning in 2012.  Some claim it’s not really a ban, but it is. There have been grassroots efforts to repeal the ban but so far, no luck.  Reason posted this from Remy:

If you’d like to sing along, here are the lyrics to “Missing You: The Incandescent Light Bulb Song”

Seems like yesterday
we used to rock the show
I flip the switch
you rock the glow

So far from being
only luminescent
notoriously
incandescent

but looks ain’t always
what they seem to be
Congress taking
you away from me

this new bulb
costs 10 times more
need a haz-mat crew
when it hits the floor

and the future can’t
wait to see
what they look like
in my vanity

Ridiculous

Night they took
my friend
Try to block it out
but it plays again

they say the change is
what we need to make
got salmonella from
my Easy Bake

give anything to hear
half your breath…
I know you’re still living
you life after death

Every time I see
Every time I read
Every time I breathe
exposed Mercury
I’ll be missing you…

It’s kinda hard
with you not around
new bulb warms up
in like a half an hour

watching us as
we pray for you
every day we
pray for you

until the day
we meet again
in the dark
is where I’m reading fried

give anything to hear
half your breath…
I know you’re still living
your life after death

Somebody tell me why…
If that new light
bulb is so amazing
Then why don’t people just go buy that light bulb?

[End]

 

Becki Gray / Senior Vice President

Becki Gray is Senior Vice President of the John Locke Foundation. She provides information, consultation, and publications to elected officials, government staff and other dec...

Reader Comments

  • … as you’ve heard, not Goodnight yet, with the Republican funding block of the 100W ban implementation allowing a delay…

    it should be said that the 2012 sale of regular 100W incandescents was never banned anyway, only the manufacture and import….
    Since stores are stocking up, it will not change things for consumers short term.

    But the Republican amendment was not pointless:
    It was all they could do in a Democrat controlled Senate,
    and it means Congressmen are forced to look again at the whole issue in election year 2012.

    Long term is a different story:
    Incandescent technology for ordinary lamps will effectively be banned, on the mandated 45 lumen per Watt end regulation standard

    Explanation of light bulb regulations,
    official links, and updates on the 7 US local state repeal bills
    http://ceolas.net/#li01inx