Thursday, March 31, 2011

Light Bulb Ban on Colbert Report

Light Bulb Ban

The socket huggers claim that pigtail bulbs last up to 10 years, but they haven't considered how the efficient lights will affect the joke-telling industry. (04:17)



1 comment:

Panta Rei said...

Yes that was good :-)

Some say it's not a ban,
that Halogen incandescents etc allowed..

It is a light bulb "ban" that's coming:
any light bulb not meeting the energy usage standard is banned.
Yes, energy efficient halogen incandescent replacements are allowed,
but still have some constructional and appearance differences, a
whiter light output etc compared with regular bulbs, apart from
costing much more for the small savings, which is why neither
consumers or governments really like them, since they have been around
for a while now without being sold much.

No light bulbs should be banned:
There is no present or future shortage of energy sources for
electricity justifying telling what paying consumers can use,
only some power plants -not light bulbs- give out CO2 gas, where there
is a problem - deal with the problem...

especially since the overall USA energy savings from light bulb regulations
are less than 1% anyway,
based on the US Dept of Energy's own statistics ( ceolas.net/#li171x )
-remember the politicians keep including non-incandescent street and
industrial lighting in the usual high US usage percentages quoted.

Much greater, and much more relevant, energy waste savings arise from
effectively organized electricity generation and grid distribution,
and from reducing the unnecessary use of appliances:
rather than from stopping people in their personal choice of what
appliance they want to buy and use.