August 2, 2023

Lights Out: Biden Incandescent Light Bulb Ban Goes Into Effect

The Biden administration's allowed ban on incandescent light bulbs went into effect on Tuesday.

The ban was first issued in 2007 but later reversed under former President Donald Trump.

"The Biden administration in April 2022 moved ahead with a new rule from the Dept. of Energy (DOE) banning incandescent light bulbs starting on August 1, 2023," Fox Business reported.

"The rule requires that light bulbs must emit at least 45 lumens per watt (a lumen is a measure of brightness). It also bans the manufacture and sale of non-conforming bulbs – but not their use, so consumers may use such bulbs that they already possess," it added.

"LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are lighting products that pass an electrical current through a microchip, which illuminates tiny diodes, resulting in a visible light, according to government-backed electronics-rating organization Energy Star," CBS News reported.

"LEDs are 90% more efficient than incandescent light bulbs, the Department of Energy says on its website. They also can last up to 25-times longer than traditional light bulbs," it added.

The ban against traditional light bulbs is not making all Americans happy, however.

The newer bulbs are not without their own concerns, including some experts who claim the new bulbs tend to lose color and aren't as compatible with many dimmer switches.

By 2020, nearly half of Americans used LED bulbs in their homes, meaning more than half of the nation is being impacted by the decision.

The move won't go well alongside other leftist proposals to ban gas stoves and other traditional household products as Biden seeks a second term in office next year.

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