September 18, 2014

Poll shows Americans opposed to light bulb ban

FAIRFAX, VA, — A poll released July 8 by the free enterprise group  Americans for Limited Government showed the potency of the light bulb ban issue amongst both core Republican and Independent likely voters. Conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, the survey showed that 46 percent of likely voters were aware that Congress had banned traditional light bulbs beginning in 2012, and 58 percent respondents opposed banning the bulbs. The issue would repeal mandates in legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2007, which had the effect of banning the domestic production and sale of the incandescent light bulb in favor of fluorescent bulbs. Controversy over the ban has intensified across the nation with Texas Governor Rick Perry signing a state law that allows incandescent bulbs to be manufactured in the state for sale only in the state.  Similar legislation is also pending in South Carolina where it has passed one house of the legislature.  Bill Wilson, President of Americans for Limited Government called repealing the light bulb ban, “a big political winner for elected officials like Governor Perry with 72 percent of self-described Republican voters and 57 percent of the Independent voters opposing the ban.” 40 percent of respondents indicated that they would be less likely to vote for a politician who supported the light bulb ban. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to take up the ban next week when they consider HR 2417, “The BULB Act.”  The June 21 survey measured the responses of 1,000 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent.

Comments

  1. ThePatriot says:

    It is amazing how selfish people can be. Ever little step taken by millions of people add up. We need to solve/reduce our energy dependence on fossil fuels in this case — coal. Does anyone still believe that the belching smokestacks from coal plants is a good thing (there is no such thing as clean coal yet. There is not even a long shot there ever will be)? Do something for your Country and for future generations. Support this ban on an outdated, massively inefficient source of energy: the incandescent light bulb.

  2. And many say people’s concerns with respect to diesel emissions pollution which we will see with the intermodal are inflated or fabricated. Ignorance is bliss but only for so long and then the affects are adversely felt by all.

  3. Skeptic says:

    Support this ban? Poor people paying $5-$15 for bulbs that are full of mercury over an incandescent? Lots of varying reports over how long these new bulbs last in the real world as well.
    What about the needs for bulbs that produce heat like in poultry farms or well houses in the country?

    How much energy is used to build the new bulbs versus the old ones and what is the net gain / loss over 5 years of using that new bulb? ThePatriot says it is massive so show me the data and the link to back it up.

  4. The mandatory fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury. So, we get to breath in whatever toxins are emitted. I have always read they can cause cancer. Plus, if a fluorescent light bulb is broken, we have to evacuate our homes or buildings and call in the haz mat team to clean up the toxic spill. Mercury healthcare thermometers have been banned for years.

    Just kill the environment, people,off with the fluorescent light bulbs and the intermodal. That will be population control for the future generations. But, will probably mutate their genes. Healthcare resources are already taxed, thin. More will have healthcare problems.

  5. ThePatriot says:

    As a chemist with a background in thermodynamics, I can tell you when a light bulb is so hot it can burn you that means a lot of the energy used in the bulb is being wasted as heat. In fact such a light bulb wastes up to 90% of the energy it uses. This is massively inefficient.

    http://www.nrdc.org/energy/lightbulbs/?gclid=CKSv5oXqiKoCFYUaQgodml3wzg (Of course I realized the next step is to attack the source)

    The internet is replete with stories of companies and local municipalities that have switched over to energy efficient lighting. Even our local Wal-Mart has saved millions in energy costs by employing energy efficient lighting and other energy efficient. Below are some examples.

    http://thisisreno.com/2011/04/mars-petcare-us-invests-in-energy-efficiency/

    http://walmartstores.com/pressroom/news/5015.aspx

  6. ThePatriot says:

    As a soldier educated in chemistry with a background in thermodynamics, I can tell you when a light bulb is so hot it can burn you that means a lot of the energy used in the bulb is being wasted as heat. In fact such a light bulb wastes up to 90% of the energy it uses. This is massively inefficient.

    http://www.nrdc.org/energy/lightbulbs/?gclid=CKSv5oXqiKoCFYUaQgodml3wzg (Of course I realized the next step is to attack the source)

    The internet is replete with stories of companies and local municipalities that have switched over to energy efficient lighting. Even our local Wal-Mart has save millions in energy costs by employing energy efficient lighting and other energy efficiencies. Below are some examples.

    http://thisisreno.com/2011/04/mars-petcare-us-invests-in-energy-efficiency/

    http://walmartstores.com/pressroom/news/5015.aspx

  7. ThePatriot says:

    Test

  8. ThePatriot says:

    As a chemist with a background in thermodynamics, I can tell you when a light bulb is so hot it can burn you that means a lot of the energy used in the bulb is being wasted as heat. In fact such a light bulb wastes up to 90% of the energy it uses. This is massively inefficient.

    http://www.nrdc.org/energy/lightbulbs/?gclid=CKSv5oXqiKoCFYUaQgodml3wzg (Of course I realized the next step is to attack the source)

    The internet is replete with stories of companies and local municipalities that have switched over to energy efficient lighting. Even our local Wal-Mart has save millions in energy costs by employing energy efficient lighting and other energy efficiencies. Below are some examples.

    http://thisisreno.com/2011/04/mars-petcare-us-invests-in-energy-efficiency/

    http://walmartstores.com/pressroom/news/5015.aspx

  9. ThePatriot says:

    As a soldier educated in chemistry with a background in thermodynamics, I can tell you when a light bulb is so hot it can burn you that means a lot of the energy used in the bulb is being wasted as heat. In fact such a light bulb wastes up to 90% of the energy it uses. This is massively inefficient

    The internet is replete with stories of companies and local municipalities that have switched over to energy efficient lighting. Even our local Wal-Mart has save millions in energy costs by employing energy efficient lighting and other energy efficiencies. Below are some examples

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