[RFI] VLF interference Re: CFLs and LEDs

Peter Laws plaws0 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 7 18:58:15 EST 2009

On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 16:48, Charlie Gallo <Charlie at thegallos.com> wrote:

> I looked it up - it's phased in - 100 watt bulbs are banned in 2012, and the last will be 40 watt bulbs in 2014

I had no idea.  I had assumed that if the previous occupant had signed
legislation, especially energy-related, that it was just some giveaway
to his (Cheney's) buddies.

Lo and behold, it looks like they managed to  slip in at least one
good provision.


What I don't care for is that they ban incandescents specifically.
IMHO, they should have set a minimum threshold for lumens/watt
regardless of design.

Nonetheless, those old heat sources that leaked a little light will be
gone by 2014 (exceptions excluded, of course).  I suspect that in 5
years, CFLs will be starting to be replaced by LEDs, so my electrical
bill will go down further.


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