Look out! The light bulb police are coming!

Hi Brit,

Besides being a sign of the end of the world, it’s also one of the most ridiculous things I’ve read lately, California may ban conventional lightbulbs by 2012.  (notice the target date)  Of course, since this will leave the poor in the dark, the State will, no doubt, pass out the free bulbs along with free condoms.  However, considering the eco-freak attitude of California’s population, this also proves that they are either poorly informed or insane.  You have read the packages on those fluorescent bulbs, haven’t you?  They contain mercury.  That is, they contain it until they break.  You can’t even throw them in the trash, least they contaminate the local landfill.  So, between all the extra hazardous material clean up teams, the cost of special disposal on a grand scale, and the expense of a light bulb police force to make certain no one smuggles an evil incandescent bulb into the state, I’m not even sure it will save energy.

the Grit

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4 Responses to “Look out! The light bulb police are coming!”

  1. britandgrit Says:

    Hi Grit

    I noticed this news. I assumed that you had some sort of job lot of CSL bulbs. Here the difference in price is 80 cents for the old style and $5 for the energy ones. However, the energy saving is counteracted by the amount of additional work one has to do to be able to afford the bulbs.

    the Brit

  2. britandgrit Says:

    Hi Brit,

    Our prices are in that general area. I was, not long ago, considering purchasing some of these new bulbs, until I read the warning labels. I may be mad, but not mad as a hatter.

    the Grit

  3. britandgrit Says:

    Hi Grit

    Yet another way to deal with global warming by cutting down the population.

    the Brit

  4. britandgrit Says:

    Hi Brit,

    Actually, population reduction, not necessarily in this manner, is probably the best way to solve many of our global problems.

    the Grit

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