Category Archives: Light Bulb Bans

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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Minnesota faces a huge mercury pollution problem from CFL bulbs

Mercury-laden compact fluorescent light bulbs will overwhelm recycling programs in Minnesota, according to Dave Dempsey at CleanTechnica.com: A surge in the number of mercury-bearing energy-efficient light bulbs in use in Minnesota is expected to overwhelm recycling programs in the next … Continue reading

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Euro light bulb ban rage is big news in the United States

NBC Nightly News ran a story last night on opposition to the European Union’s ban of incandescent light bulbs. Here is a transcript: BRIAN WILLIAMS: If you’re a fan of old-school lightbulbs – and this is the point where we … Continue reading

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The great compact fluorescent light bulb hoax

Compact fluorescent light bulbs are portrayed as the savior of our planet by environmentalists.  But the European Union’s ban on using incandescent light bulbs will cut Britain’s yearly emissions of carbon dioxide by about 0.64%, according to New Scientist.  Since … Continue reading

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John Walsh stands up to light bulb Eurobureaucrats

Writer and commentator John Walsh says what lots of people are probably thinking about the European Union’s ban of incandescent light bulbs: From a week today I shall be a marked man. An outlaw. A renegade, beyond the reach of … Continue reading

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Consumer groups unhappy with Euro light bulb ban

Incandescent light bulbs will start disappearing from store shelves in Europe next week, as the European Union’s light bulb ban starts taking effect. Consumer groups in Europe are highlighting the health dangers of compact fluorescent light bulbs, according to a … Continue reading

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Beware Britain’s light bulb snoops

“The public have been asked to ‘snoop’ on shopkeepers who continue to sell traditional light bulbs banned by Europe,” reports the Telegraph: From September 1, it will be illegal to import conventional pearl or frosted bulbs of any shape or … Continue reading

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Europeans hoard incandescent light bulbs ahead of ban

Government interference with light bulbs isn’t confined to the United States.  The European Union is also banning incandescent light bulbs.  SPIEGEL ONLINE International reports the reaction from consumers: As the Sept. 1 deadline for the implementation of the first phase … Continue reading

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