Funding of supervision of USA incandescent ban still being blocked (thanks Rik for this)
" Last month the House passed an amendment proposed by Representative... Michael Burgess, a Republican from Texas, to prevent the US Energy Department from enforcing efficiency rules that were introduced with support from both sides of the house under the George W Bush administration 10 years ago.
Burgess, who has opposed the bulb ban for years, said Congress “should fight to preserve the free market” and that the regulations will “take away consumer choice when constituents are deciding which light bulbs they will use in their homes ”.
(message I got from a member)
My name is Christina. I am the CEO of Righi Licht AG located at Immensee, Switzerland. We produce incandescent light bulbs for sig...nals, ovens, sewing machines and "decoration". www.theurbancottage.com is selling some of our products in the UK.
If you have any questions or requests don't hesitate contacting me.
I am very pleased other people like the incandescent light bulbs like me and are fighting for "good light" - we should have the right to choose!
USA The Competitive Enterprise Institute has a wealth of articles defending incandescent light bulbs
This is also of r...elevance given that a Director there is leading the Environmental Protection Agency transition
( https://www.scientificamerican.com/…/trump-picks-top-clima…/ )
Trump Hits the NANNY State His First Day in Office!
US Energy Secretary nominee Rick Perry in 2011 signed the Texas bulb ban repeal bill into law.
The Texas angle extends to Congress where the House energy commit...tee and reps Joe Barton, Michael Burgess along with Ted Poe and others have worked alongside Rick Perry's team in seeking to repeal the ban, achieving a block of funding of federal implementation nationwide albeit not a repeal of the law itself, yet....
beginnings are always humble - it would be interesting to see if it were possible to learn to make a proper tungsten filament light bulb DIY style (I mean one that's similar to the real thing and one that would be a useful and viable tungsten incandescent replacement)
Sep 28 Lux Review
US cities are taking a second look at LED street lighting after the American Medical Association (AMA) issued a warning
In relation to the new EU bulb ban recently announced...
In the UK, supermarkets and major hardware stores have already
"stockpiled tens of millions of bulbs to please customers, ensuring they would be able to buy the old-style bulbs for years to come"
Mercury is so potent, that the amount found in a single household medical thermometer could contaminate more than seven Olympic-sized swimming pools.
"Environmentalists are incandescent that lightbulbs have been excluded from the new rules"
Well now - there are 2 kinds of "environmentalists"!
The NEW ...
techno-CO2-green-activist is oblivious to all other environmental effects: Look at the Diesel Car debacle, were diesel cars have been found far more polluting of poisonous gases, but were "OK" from having lower CO2 gas emissions
And -- light bulbs, unlike cars, don't give out any gases.
Power plants might, and might not.
If there'a a problem - deal with the problem.
The supposed energy savings don't hold up anyway,
on the off-peak use of night time power supply operating at minimum levels that are not lowered,
on the greater life cycle energy use of complex bulbs from mining to delivery including transport in all stages and from more profitable distant (China) manufacture,
and on the heat benefit when it's cold and dark, and other factors covered via pinned post references and elsewhere
So the TRADITIONAL
type of green activist looking at simple safe environmentally mineral sparing non-health threatening usage of sustainably made bulbs by small local non-global manufacturers would NEVER "be incandescent" about their exclusion.
Seeing the Light
The average person is now exposed to artificial light from 17 to 20 hours a day, seven hours more than the average exposure to natural daylight, says Johanne Ro...by, professor of chemistry at CÉGEP de Sherbrooke and an organizing member of Artificial Light at Night, a series of worldwide conferences dedicated to examining artificial light at night.
“Our body is not able to distinguish daytime from nighttime anymore and … can’t rest. It’s just getting worse and worse, and it’s starting to be scary,” she says. All around us, we’re being exposed to more artificial light than ever, and the increasing efficiency of that light is creating harmful consequences.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine and the American Medical Association have published research that says this exposure heightens the risk of sleep disorders, diabetes, obesity, even cancer.
Manon Bouchard and Christine Renaud are petitioning to stop the proliferation of LED lights and what they see as the over-lighting of cities.
They say it’s time to make decisions with future generations of Quebecers in mind.
“Maybe we will spend more money if we buy sodium lights instead of white LED lights, for example, but we will save on humans’ health and on cancer treatments’ costs,” says Renaud. “Isn’t that logical?”
Incandescent Anna Glen Johnson
The (600!) comments are worth a read too, and worth adding too...
About life bulb life times, given the mentioned LED lifetime issues...
Good article by Markus Krajewski, one of the researchers who uncovered much of how manufacturers deliberately made (and make?) short lasting light bulbs