DiamondFire Wednesday, 03/28/12 09:29:03 PM Re: None Post # of 285 Re: the Incandescent Ban... So guys: here is the new timetable for the incandescent bans coming up: "As is normally the case with legislation, this law covers a lot of things. But here is the essence of the short term regulations placed on light bulbs by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007: Light bulbs from 40 watts through 100 watts must be 25% more efficient, by the following dates: - The beginning of 2012 for 100 watt bulbs - The beginning of 2013 bor 75 watt bulbs - The beginning of 2014 for 40 and 60 watt bulbs" BUT there has already been a reprieve in the 100w ban (cause we dont want them to go lol!). "Temporary Reprieve for 100 watt Bulbs New Deadline for 100 Watt Bulb Compliance - October 1, 2012 UPDATE In mid December (2011), Republicans in Congress said they had ". . . reached a deal to delay until October enforcement of standards that some fear will bring about the end of old-style, 100-watt bulbs. GOP lawmakers say they're trying to head off more government interference in people's lives." (Also in this article go ahead and vote on their poll or look at comment section below: the majority of people do not want to see incandescents banned...): http://www.squidoo.com/is-there-a-ban-on-incandescent-light-bulbs And just so you know VPER offers the two best alternatives to mercury-laden CFL's, LED's and the PowerDisc for incandescent bulb buyers (which still are the majority of bulbs sold NOW) along with two different price points - one expensice and one cheap...thus their market again includes just about everyone even in regards to price points. With their LEDs America deal they offer a mercury free LED lightbulb that have these attributes: "Viper Networks, Inc. (Pink Sheets: VPER), in conjunction with LEDs America, Inc., is pleased to announce the forthcoming market introduction of the 9W LED, their latest incandescent replacement lamp, which targets the replacement for 100W incandescent bulbs. The 9W LED bulb from LEDs America (replaces 100W incandescent bulbs) will join the other two similar products, including the 5W LED (replaces 60W incandescent bulbs) and the 4W (to replace 40W incandescent bulbs). The 9W LED lamp is just the newest product in a series of LED lights from LEDs America, to provide consumers a superior lighting option to any incandescent and fluorescent product available. LEDs America’s superior ratio of lumens per watt reduces total cost of energy by approximately 90 percent compared to a standard 40W, 60W or 100W bulb. With an average life use of 50,000 hours, the company’s LED bulbs need far less replacing than traditional incandescents and CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps). Additionally, LEDs America has developed a breakthrough in creating an LCC- LED Cluster Chip technology light source to replace incandescent bulbs with a much more naturally emitting light. All LEDS America bulbs and lamps are sold under the brand name LED-O®, which with combined features will not only save 90% of the energy used in a standard bulb, but also save 50% compared to a CFL, while emitting no UV light and containing no mercury. The LED-O® fits all standard fixtures and lamps, is 100% recyclable and can be used with any voltage 85-265 V." http://ih.advfn.com/p.php?pid=nmona&article=50927045 SO their LED's have these great attributes and on top of that are recyclable. btw: you cannot throw away your CFL's - you are throwing mercury away and into the dump. A funny solution to this is to send them carefully wrapped to the EPA or Congress with a note: "You deal with the mercury, dudes....and thanks..."lol Yes guys: THIS INCANDESCENT BAN IS POLITICAL ALL THE WAY UP TO HALLS OF CONGRESS RIGHT NOW: ...from the Los Angeles Times: "Critics of the federal mandate have focused on the spiral fluorescent lights, which cost more, are made mainly in China, contain mercury and, they say, don't give off as much light as the old incandescents. Rep. Ted Poe, a Republican from Texas, recently pulled one of the more efficient bulbs out of his pocket in the House and warned, "I'll be very careful not to drop it on the House floor because if I do, we'll have to evacuate the House floor," a mocking allusion to mercury. He then cheered his home state for protecting Texans from an "absurd abuse of federal power." http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jul/09/nation/la-na-adv-texas-light-bulbs-20110710 BUT good old VPER here has the solution for us who love the old incandescents! They are going to start selling the PowerDisc: http://www.powerdisc.com/ ...into this big of a market for incandescents lol!: "Until recently, LED products were largely fixtures that plugged into a wall by a cord or were wired into walls. But the world’s lighting companies are creating LED bulbs that screw into the roughly 4.7 billion sockets in the United States." ...and: "Light bulbs have been a major product for GE since Edison invented the incandescent bulb in 1879. At one point in 2008, the company tried to get rid of its lighting division. But it now sees the business as an area of growth in a $65 billion global lighting industry." http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2011/10/16/WP-25-for-this-lightbulb.aspx#page1 ...and go ahead a Google 'Incandescent lightbulb hoarding' to see blurbs like this...PowerDisc truly right product right time...from the New York Times: "Other hoarders are hiding their behavior. David Brooks, who owns Just Bulbs on East 60th Street, said he has a customer in Tennessee who is buying up 60- and 100-watt soft-pink incandescent bulbs from G.E. and Sylvania for her three houses. Initially, she ordered 432 bulbs for each house, he said. Then she ordered another 1,000. Mr. Brooks said the customer doesn’t want her husband to find out, and wouldn’t agree to speak to this reporter. The last order is destined, he said, “for a friend’s house that she is helping to redecorate in Alabama. She doesn’t want anyone to know her source.” Bryan Batt, the actor and decorator from New Orleans, is not stockpiling, exactly, but he does travel with several four-packs of 60-watt incandescents so he can switch out the bulbs in hotel rooms. “I look better in 60 watts,” he said." http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/26/garden/fearing-the-phase-out-of-incandescent-bulbs.html?pagewanted=all ...and guys this goes on and on and on and on so go ahead and Google any and all these events with the old lightbulb. So yes this Elf likes how VPER is capitilizing on both the recyclable and bright LED technolgy they offer - and the old incandescents we like and many of us do not want to see go away. WE HAVE IT BOTH HERE GUYS....in a 65 BILLION DOLLAR GLOBAL LIGHTING WORLD....WITH SUPERIOR and UNIQUE PRODUCTS IN THAT INDUSTRY....not just the same old same old - but very good niche products here. ok i will stop shouting at you all...lol....buy the dips imo and lets get moving here to Green Light Speed!