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Texas Finds Way To Keep Incandescent Bulbs

by | 21st, June 2011

IN the EU – and that means you in the UK – those bright light bulbs you grew up with are being replaced by low-glowing, expensive greener ones. But in Texas, a loophole has been found:

State lawmakers have passed a bill that allows Texans to skirt federal efforts to promote more efficient light bulbs, which ultimately pushes the swirled, compact fluorescent bulbs over the 100-watt incandescent bulbs many grew up with.

The measure, sent to Gov. Rick Perry for consideration, lets any incandescent light bulb manufactured in Texas – and sold in that state – avoid the authority of the federal government or the repeal of the 2007 energy independence act that starts phasing out some incandescent light bulbs next year.

“Let there be light,” state Rep. George Lavender, R-Texarkana, wrote on Facebook after the bill passed.

Does anyone prefer the new flourescent lamps?

Image: For here



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