Tuesday, May 10, 2011

South Carolina Taking Light Bulb Ban into Its Own Hands

Fed up with the federal government’s ban of the traditional incandescent light bulb, state representatives in South Carolina are pushing for the state to produce and use incandescents solely for its state.
The Incandescent Light Bulb Freedom Act, which unanimously passed South Carolina’s Senate panel, would allow South Carolina manufacturers to continue to sell incandescent bulbs so long as they have “Made in South Carolina” on them and are sold only within the state. Other states have floated the idea, and last year Arizona passed a bill that would have done the same thing, but Governor Jan Brewer (R) vetoed the legislation.

I don't mind the twisty bulbs. They come in all hues and radiance, not just what Wal-Mart sells, but the Yellowstream Media doesn't take the time to research anymore and that means Ma and Pa Fudd don't know a bloody thing about them. 

What I DO mind is being told what to buy so hooray for South Carolina, and BOO for Arizona's RINO governor who has one agenda that is of a Conservative bent but one leaf does not a forest make.


Panta Rei said...

Yes, good to see the South Carolina Light Bulb action..
Also, despite Arizona, notice the Georgia state ban repeal that has passed in the local Senate,
and now the Canadian Government's recent 2 year delay proposal, to 2014!

How manufacturers and other vested interests have pushed for a ban on
the popular but unprofitable simple regular types of light bulbs, and
lobbied for favors:
with documentation and copies of official communications

Besides, no-one was calling for “a ban on energy guzzling radio tubes”
(similarities with incandescents) when they were abundant, and newer
transistors (similarities with LEDs) were arriving on the market.
The tubes got used less anyway – but are still appreciated for special
uses, without breaking down any power plant (any guitarists out there?).

If a new product is preferred to the old one, why ban the old one?
(No point, little savings)
If an old product is preferred to the new one, why ban the old one?
(No point, the old one is better)
Think about it.

bah_humbug said...

Excellent. Now I can stock up on light bulbs and fireworks on my trips down south. Wonder if South of the Border will add a new billboard? "Pedro says - Buy your bulbs before you go back buddy."

Fits said...

Its never been about energy savings; hells bells but the lefties scuttle about in aircraft and Hummers and fast cars more so than even real people do. Its about the power rush from telling an entire nation what it can and cannot do. About being considered smarter than everyone else because in reality they share an intelligence quotient with your basic run of the mill coffee grinder.

(I'd have said monkey-grinder but then the emails would start pouring in on how racist I am)