Category Archives: Legislation and Legal Issues

US sales of CFLs have fallen since 2007

  From Freedom Light Bulb blog post     Thank you to Howard Brandston for this information, via his Facebook page (the “wall” page can be read by anybody logged in). Incidentally, keep a watch on Howard’s website commentary – … Continue reading

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Light Bulb Regulation Testimonials

The comprehensive website Light Bulb Choice has a new testimonial section. The debate is often political in nature, but one should not forget the impact these and other society regulations can have on people. That includes the choice of what … Continue reading

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Light Bulb Phaseout Worse Than Reported

  January 12 Investor’s Business Daily article, with highlighting.   Light Bulb Phaseout Worse Than Reported   Environmentalism: As the light bulb phaseout goes into effect, you may be surprised to know the law also requires their already-costly replacements to … Continue reading

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…and some Humor from Massachusetts

From the Easy Opinions blog, “Opinions about the not so Obvious”   The CFL Advertising Account   Fred: Thank you Jim for landing the CFL United ad account. Let’s work out the ad campaign. Mike: I didn’t get the memo. … Continue reading

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“Poor CFL Recycling” delays Canada Bulb Ban

  As you may have heard, Canada has delayed their incandescent bulb ban or “phase out”. More about the decision can be read here. Meanwhile, the lack of recycling has emerged as a main reason for the delay…   (From … Continue reading

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Who says Germans don’t have a sense of Humor?

From Freedom Light Bulb blog post In a continued “save for posterity” effort of the German blog Otitis Media di Monaco (see earlier post), a look at his stamp collection in a GDR or for that matter EUSSR or a … Continue reading

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Dumped CFLs declared an “Acute Crisis” by Minister in Europe

As earlier reported in December 2011 on the Freedom Light Bulb blog, and no doubt predictable for readers of this blog, it seems some politicians are actually waking up to the issues of dumped CFLs and mercury release… rather belatedly. … Continue reading

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New blog author: If CFLs are so Great, then No Purchase Pushing is Needed

Helping previous authors keep this good effort going! The main theme will continue being issues around CFLs, the compact fluorescent “energy saving” bulbs, but also widenened as regards to why people should be pushed to use CFLs or other lighting – … Continue reading

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September 30 is Send Your Light Bulbs To Washington Day!

Christopher Fountain at For What It’s Worth has this idea for disposing of used compact fluorescent light bulbs: if voters from all over the country sent them to Washington – how about September 30th? – anonymously, we’d shut down the … Continue reading

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Light bulb socialism around the world

An editorial in the Washington Times describes the reaction of consumers to the European Union’s ban on manufacturing or selling incandescent light bulbs: Consumers realize the warm glow of a cheap incandescent is superior in every way to the deadly, … Continue reading

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