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Biden admin. bans common incandescent light bulbs

A lightbulb. (Unsplash)
August 01, 2023

President Joe Biden’s administration officially banned the manufacture and sale of common light bulbs on Tuesday, roughly one year after the Department of Energy finalized new regulations prohibiting “low efficiency” light bulbs.

Under the new rule, manufacturers and retailers are barred from making and selling certain incandescent and comparable halogen light bulbs – only LED, or light-emitting diode, alternatives are permitted.

“President Biden continues to push liberal fantasies through his weaponized federal agencies,” Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) tweeted. “The Department of Energy should be focused on American energy independence, not on what lightbulbs you can or can’t purchase for your home or business.”

The Energy Department’s website states that LEDs “offer the potential for cutting general lighting energy use nearly in half by 2030, improving resiliency of the grid, saving energy dollars, and cutting carbon emissions in the process.”

“Their unique characteristics—including compact size, long life, resistance to breakage and vibration, good performance in cold temperatures, lack of infrared or ultraviolet emissions, and instant-on performance—are beneficial in many lighting applications,” it continues. “The ability to dim and provide color control are other benefits of the LED lighting technology platform.”

Conservative radio host Mark Levin slammed the Biden administration’s attack on light bulbs.

“Idiot Joe Biden – it’s really hot outside, how can anyone deny climate change exists? Well, then, the science has spoken. Move along. Ban the incandescent lightbulbs, the combustion engine, gas stove, HVAC systems, hot water boilers, and slash water use. It’s hot out!” Levin wrote.

“100 years from now, these people will be seen as the flat-earthers, but the damage to our country will have been done,” he continued. “THANKS to the coal companies, oil and natural gas companies, and electric companies for providing air conditioning. Oh, and by the way, Biden and his crackpots want to destroy our HVAC and window air-conditioning systems.”

This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.