These mercury bulbs scare me to death. I am very clumsy and drop things a lot. What if I break one of these things?
Screw em, I have enough to last for 20 years.
I’ve got a stash, too, DRG. But there is a loophole. You can still buy “rough service” incandescent bulbs legally HERE. They are more expensive than the old bulbs but still cheaper and much better looking than the new stuff. There are some good LED lights available, with nice color, but they cost an arm and a leg and a gonad.
In cartoons when a character has a light bulb appear over his head it is called a “light bulb moment”– a moment of sudden realization, enlightenment, or inspiration.
Kind of fitting our government killed the light bulb in this particular era.
Did you notice that they made sure GENERAL ELECTRIC had plenty of time to move their entire Incandescent Bulb Division to CHINA before they were outlawed here. At least GE can still sell them everywhere else in the world!
FUCKIN’ COMMIE BASTARDS! I hope these liberal assholes die from mercury poisoning from their own doing.
There is something seriously amiss when the fucking government can tell you which water closet, light bulb, and health insurance you MUST purchase.
It’s 1933 all over again.
What will uncle Fester do?
Thanks, Uncle Al. Bookmarked it.
Yeah, thanks Uncle Al. Breakie things, like light bulbs, and I don’t get along too good.
You’re welcome MJA and DRG.
Dang. I should got a referral agreement with Newcandescent before posting the link!
Thomas Edison is rolling over in his grave.What are they going to ban next?
@Tim – Liberty was banned in 1861.
The new bulbs have mecury. The feds send a hazmat team when one breaks in a fed building. As for your home, not their problem.
I won’t be buying them anytime soon.
Is Uncle Al’s site from SC? As I recall, they’re ignoring the ban and still making them in-state.
“There is something seriously amiss when the fucking government can tell you which water closet, light bulb, and health insurance you MUST purchase.
It’s 1933 all over again.”
Have you seen the recent photo from Connecticut – the huge line of people all waiting to register their weapons?
Not so fast. There’s a loophole the idiots in Washington overlooked… “Rough Service Incandescents” are exempt: