In case you missed it, the old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs that we grew up with (if you are over the age of 40) are banned as of January 1, 2023. The light bulb police will soon be doing random checks of Americans’ living rooms and bedrooms and will unscrew contraband incandescent light bulbs in your lamps. How dare you!
The Department of Energy has ruled that the old light bulbs use too much electricity. This will help save the planet.
Biden says consumers will save hundreds of dollars a year by making the mandatory transition to LEDs.
There are many scofflaws (including a few of your faithful editors) who prefer the old-fashioned bulbs – and we’re even willing to pay a little more to get them (in the black market). Fluorescent lights can give people headaches and sometimes the flickering can be annoying. We’re pro-choice when it comes to light bulbs, and we want to keep the government out of our bedrooms. Remember when the left supported that?
Postscript: we’d like to solely blame Biden for this intrusive policy, but the idiocy dates back to the George W. Bush administration, which promoted and signed a terrible law that mandated energy efficiency in virtually all household appliances – even though they didn’t actually wash and dry your clothes or the dishes.