Conversations About Light Bulbs With My Daughter: Wherein I Explain We Are Not Free

So my wife brought home a triumphant find last night. “Look what I got!” She held up the bag and I saw it contained several boxes of incandescent bulbs. “They are sixty-watt,” she said. “They were out of the forty-watt bulbs. But they only cost a dollar a piece.” “So I guess they were afraid they wouldn’t be able to sell them all tonight,” I said. “It will be illegal to buy them tomorrow.” (Of course, the seventy-five watt bulbs were criminalized a year ago). “Wait,” Read more […]

75-Watt Incandescent Light Bulbs Are Now Outlawed

75-watt incandescent light bulbs are now outlawed effective New Year’s Day. Stores will be allowed to empty their shelves, but manufacturers and stores are now prohibited from making them or importing them. One year from now, 60W and 40W bulbs will also be outlawed. The government is pushing their “green” energy solutions by prohibiting these wasteful light bulbs and promoting Light-Emitting Diode bulbs (LED’s) and Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFL’s). Consumer Reports’ Celia Kuperzmid-Lehrman Read more […]