The light bulb is dead. Long live the light bulb.
Thanks to last year’s mid-term elections that elected a GOP majority to the House of Representatives, the traditional light bulb is saved from a scheduled ban that would begin on January 1.
The Daily Mail reports that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) had introduced a bill to roll back the incandescent ban. She told ABC News, ‘The American people want less government intrusion into their lives, not more, and that includes staying out of their personal light bulb choices.”
However, ABC reports this doesn’t mean we’ll actually be able to exercise our freedom of light-bulb choice because incandescent bulbs are disappearing off store shelves.
Blah, blah, blah.
Regardless of “the industry” having “moved on” from manufacturing incandescent bulbs, if there’s demand, they will produce them. That’s the free market law of supply and demand!