illegal to buy light bulbs...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by soap&eggs, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. soap&eggs

    soap&eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just posted about this in the section of raising chicks...forgot this section was here...too hard to retype all from phone !!! please go over & read & let me know if youve heard of this also & what we all can do .please...thanks.
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    The phase-out of incandescent light is to begin with the 100-watt bulb in 2012 and end in 2014 with the 40-watt.

    The measure was signed into law in December 2007.​
     
  3. FourPawz

    FourPawz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The measure was signed into law in December 2007.

    Surely they won't phase out incandescent heat bulbs too. So much for using a 60 watt bulb in the coop for a little extra winter warmth [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I do wish the blasted politicians would quit treating us like imbeciles.
     
  4. Chicken Delight

    Chicken Delight Out Of The Brooder

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    This is why we need less government. The old standard light bulb which has been used for over 100 years is being taken from us and replaced with the compact fluorescent bulb, which threaten to poison us with the heavy metal mercury. All this to save us from CO2 emissions because of the liberal fantasy of global warming (which has been largely debunked because is was based on non-existent data).

    So now we will have heavy metals in our homes. If you break one of these new government-ordered bulbs, better call out the HAZMAT team because it can be dangerous to clean up: What if I accidentally break a fluorescent lamp in my house? [​IMG]
     
  5. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    ^Seems like we'd be better off using candles and keeping farmer's hours.
     
  6. Kasia

    Kasia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I'm going to go on a lightbulb shopping spree. Maybe buy like 1000 of them so I'll have enough to last me a lifetime. [​IMG]
     
  7. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quebec
    How about finding clean energy sources instead of relying on fossil fuels? The idiocy is amazing. We do have one of the CF lights and they sure do last a long time but I am concerned about safety like others mentioned. Have you ever seen one of those break!?
     
  8. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:That thought crossed my mind as well... of course I need to get some today anyways since we're out... and I do tend to buy extra so we don't get blown and then have to dash to the store... but where the devil could you store 1000 bulbs? Not like TP you can just toss anywhere....

    OMG... I just imagined my families' faces when they open the hall cabinet doors and it's floor to ceiling lightbulbs.... [​IMG]

    Might be worth it just for that.
     
  9. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
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    Quote:Looks like I'm going to have to do that as well...flourescent lighting triggers my migraines...
    I plan on living at least another 40-45 yrs or so (God willing), so how many light bulbs should I stock up on???
     
  10. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    And what about us poor slobs with Brower incubators that run on incandescant bulbs? [​IMG]


    I too will have a closet stacked in bulbs in about 10 months....
     

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