Incandescent Light Bulb Ban Goes Into Effect This Week

( – The Biden administration has once again forced its climate agenda policies into American homes. As of August 1, every store in the country pulled any remaining incandescent light bulbs from the shelves. Companies will only be able to produce LED bulbs at least until January 2025 unless Biden wins a second term. With the promise of reducing carbon emissions by 222 metric tons, Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm said that the new standards adopted will also put “$3 billion back in the pockets of American consumers every year.” 

Republican lawmakers frowned upon the news of the new rule taking effect, with Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., stating that the Biden administration believes it needs to impose savings on Americans because “we’re too dumb to figure out how to do it ourselves.” The Biden administration claims that doing away with traditional light bulbs is not considered to be a ban since they will not be knocking on doors to confiscate non-LED light bulbs. Manufacturers who are caught making non-LED bulbs will be fined up to $542 per bulb, but there are some exceptions to the rule. Christmas lights, traffic signals, appliance bulbs, and a few other products can continue to be incandescent. 

The price tag on LED bulbs is higher than traditional light bulbs, but they purportedly last longer. Consumers have complained about the quality of the lighting that LEDs provide, which former President Trump also complained about. During his administration, he rolled back what he believed to be an overreaching rule, offering the freedom to choose between incandescent and LED. The rule requires a minimum of 45 lumens per watt, which is 30 more lumens than a traditional light bulb. Typically, LED bulbs emit 75 lumens per watt, but they do not work with dimmer switches that many Americans have installed in their homes. The Biden administration has also proposed new rules to force manufacturers to produce more energy-efficient appliances such as washers, dishwashers, and window air conditioner units. 

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