Incandescent bulbs under assault
They will be hot commodities in the future. A 200 watt incandescent will sell for 15 dollars, a 100 watt for 12 when 2012 arrives. The GE Reveal light bulb phases out yellow tint with a mineral coating, but the bulbs are made in China and GE is so cheap they haven't had pursued any quality control. The result? About 70% of the bulbs bases are imperfect and don't easily screw into fixtures. When you force screw them repeatedly you slowly destroy the sockets in your fixtures.
Conspiracy? Incompetence? Who knows? With GE it's probably a bit of both.
Fluorescent bulbs emit radio frequencies - they cause a certain amount of physical irritation. Similar to the sort of irritation one experiences when a dog whistle is blown. Some folks can actually hear it, others can't - but it registers with certain centers of the brain nevertheless.
So that leaves these other bulbs. Halogen stuff burns super hot and heats fixtures to the point their paint and components start emitting fumes which are inhaled and unhealthy.
I can't help but believe the lightmakers themselves are behind the push, clandestinely using global warming alarmists as a mask, to generate 10 times more revenue from lighting than they do now.
The reality is, homes and workplaces will be less healthy. The sort of annoying hum of old fluorescents you hear in cheap offices will be everywhere. Eyestrain on everyone will increase because incandescent bulbs provide the most light for the least cost.
This is even worse than the low flush toilets which have actually caused people to waste more water as they flush repeatedly to remove "residue" from the bowl. Sure, it made the toiletmakers and plumbers wealthier for awhile fixing residue clogged pipelines and replacing perfectly fine toilets, but save water? Nothing of the kind.
We are a civilization in decline. When certain technologies are outlawed for greed and unscientific reasons, to the detriment of the health of the masses, we see the beginning of a very bad trend.
Both parties are sellouts and through ignorance, incompetence or greed sell their constituents down the river.
And like global warming, if you point out it's all a fraud, you simply become a target, and the less educated and gullible turn on you doing the bidding of their manipulators - who are controlling them by fear.
Yes, it used to be things were outlawed to protect public health, now things are outlawed at the expense of public health.
Oh well, I guess it's time to start filling a storage unit with 200 watt and 100 watt incandescent bulbs. It'll take the environazis at least till 2030 before they enact house searches for illicit incandescents.