Stock up, folks.



Stock up 

Beginning today, the 75-watt incandescent lightbulb has been banned from production and importation in the United States. That’s right – as soon as stores clear their shelves of their current stock, you won’t be able to buy a 75-watt incandescent lightbulb anymore.


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18 Responses to Stock up, folks.

  1. Matt says:

    Glad to know that the scourge of the 75-watt incandescent light bulb is soon to be safely behind us, thanks to our benevolent masters.

  2. ongeluk says:

    It’s far past time for the Several States to start nullifying these overreaching (and amazingly ignorant) unconstitutional laws. I am willing to pay more for (illegally) imported incandescent bulbs just to prove a point. Or better yet, let someone manufacture them here in Texas for sale within Texas. That (along with the manufacture of other ‘regulated’ items) for sale within the State should help to make us more self-sufficient.

    Can we organize an LED-lightbulb breaking party in the Port of Galveston?

  3. notamobster says:

    ongeluk – EPA says no. 🙂

  4. R.D. Walker says:

    Got these for the garage and the shed. I will not be denied light.

  5. notamobster says:

    That’s 180W of pure, lefty-infuriating, nose-thumbing energy consumption, right there! Bravo!

    • Greg B says:

      How DARE you!
      Them’s is high capacity light clips!
      You don’t need access to that many lights at once!

    • R.D. Walker says:

      See? Florescents don’t work worth a damn when it is ten below zero. Furthermore, I have motion detectors and auto turn off switches so the light goes off. Without them, the lights never get turned off. For whatever reason, the florescents and LEDs don’t draw enough juice to trip the motion detector switches so I need incandescents. Since the damned incandescents go off when nobody is in the shed for five minutes, they save electricity.

      Damn, I wish these busy bodies wouldn’t force me to outsmart them over and over.

      • Matt says:

        I have fluorescents in my garage, and since they take a good 10 minutes to light up in the winter (and even then the light output is pretty weak sauce), I just leave them on 24x7x365. Incandescents would be turned on for maybe a few minutes each day. Nice work, EPA.

  6. Bman says:

    I have been stocking up on 75 watters for several years. I figure I have a 20 year supply. The kicker is, I probably paid $40-50 bucks for all of them through the years.

  7. Rockheim says:

    I use 75w incandescent bulbs for freeze protection in my homemade water heater for my Chickens. There isn’t a flourescent bulb in existance that throws off enough heat to keep my chickens water from freezing..
    And I just can’t abide by paying $50 for a proper heater when a $0.30 lightbulb works just fine..

  8. PhoneGuy says:

    What the heck am I going to use in my “Easy Bake Oven” now?!

  9. James says:

    I already bought my $500 of light bulbs.

  10. RJM says:

    I use 300 watt quartz food lights with motion sensor on the front and back of the garage, twin 150 watt quartz at front door. Quartz bulbs are very affordable, give lots of light and last years.

    Garage light above work bench has 4 4′ daylight tubes, cold weather I leave on 24-7.

    Rest of garage has 100 watt flood lights, directs all light down, no need to light up the ceiling.

    Interior lights are clear glass 60 & 75 watt incandescent. Soft white bulbs look too yellowy for me.

    Budget for electric is $40 per month.

  11. RUDE JUDE says:

    Well, I wonder what “they” will do once they find out that stop lights get covered in snow too but it won’t melt with the bulbs we are now forced to use. Hmmmmm? Can you say traffic nightmare? I think I am right on this theory. Correct me if I’m wrong. I am probably just spouting off too quickly without thinking as this sh*t drives me crazy!!!!

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Turns out there is a whole class of industrial bulbs that are exempted. After I bought my quad-socket I realized that I can still get large sized, 150 watt bulbs. They won’t fit in a standard fixture but they work great in the garage.

  12. R.D. Walker says:

    Study: Eco-Friendly Light Bulbs May Put Health At Risk

    Money saving, compact fluorescent light bulbs emit high levels of ultra violet radiation, according to a new study. Research at Long Island’s Stony Brook found that the bulbs emit rays so strong that they can actually burn skin and skin cells.

    “The results were that you could actually initiate cell death,” said Marcia Simon, a Professor of Dermatology.

    Exposure to the bulbs could lead to premature aging and skin cancer, according to doctors.

    “It can also cause skin cancer in the deadliest for, and that’s melanoma,” said Dr. Rebecca Tung.