Bye Bye Bulb: Incandescent Light Bulb Ban Starts Today

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The light bulb industry went “pop” for the last time, dimming into the waste-bin of history. Although the ban has been anticipated for some time, it proves how pernicious the global warming cult is to influence industry. Now the light bulb police will levy fines against any retailer caught selling them.⁃ TN Editor

If you like your light bulb, you can’t keep your light bulb. The Biden administration is seeing to that. Well, to be fair you can keep whatever incandescent light bulbs you may currently own, but you won’t be able to replace them. That is because today is the day when the ban on the sale and manufacture of most incandescent light bulbs officially goes into effect. From here on out, your options will likely be limited to LEDs and fluorescents.

The funny thing is that this is not exactly news. People have known about it for years, and although it occasionally popped up in news stories or your local radio host’s “stack of stuff,” no one enforced it. I remember years ago when the word first came out that incandescents were on the hit list; my wife and I went to the local home improvement store and bought a small stockpile. Since there are only two of us and we don’t use that much power, we still have most of them. I have yet to hit the area stores to see if the shelves have been cleaned out by light bulb hoarders.

National Review notes that the Democrats passed the bill to ban the bulbs by phasing them out in 2007, and then-president George W. Bush even signed it into law. Obama tightened up the standards on incandescents to speed the process up. Trump rolled the whole affair back, and Biden resurrected the effort last year.

So light ’em if you got ’em. Ads appearing on the back channels of the web advertising incandescent light bulbs should be arriving any day now. DOE enforcement officers may be kicking down the doors of the last mom-and-pop hardware stores to confiscate stockpiles of outlaw bulbs. You could be walking down the sidewalk and hear a whisper from the shadows, “Psst! Hey, buddy. Wanna buy a light bulb?”

Life Hacker reports that your average incandescent bulb costs $2 to $3. LEDs price out in the neighborhood of $5 to $7 a pop. Life Hacker says that according to the DOE, LED bulbs use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last 25 times longer. So in theory, the switch should save you money in the long run and will probably help save the planet from climate change. By comparison, according to The Post Millennial, an unnamed free-market advocacy group sent the following to the DOE in 2022:

We believe that further regulatory interference in the marketplace is unwarranted given that more energy efficient lighting choices, namely light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs, are already available for those consumers who prefer them over incandescent bulbs.

While LEDs are more efficient and generally longer-lasting than incandescent bulbs, they currently cost more than incandescent bulbs and are inferior for certain functions such as dimming.

You can use up the bulbs you currently have without fear of being labeled a scofflaw, and there apparently are some exemptions. But if a manufacturer is caught making incandescent bulbs or a retailer is busted for selling them, the penalty can be up to $542 per bulb.

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Patrick Wood
Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy. He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.
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Diane Di

My understanding is that LED lighting is extremely hard on the eyes and can eventually cause serious eye damage, that also applies to your laptop and TV screens. I believe there is a more sinister reason for this push away from incandescent bulbs.


We could always light candles or flashlights for indoor nighttime lighting until the climate police ban those items. Those newer light bulbs not only cost more but probably emits dangerous levels of EMF’s too. That’s probably the reason they are being forced on the public. Anything to keep the people defeated, dumbed down, impoverished, sick, diseased or dead. Most things these people promote, legislate, demand or mandate is usually a curse to society. I expect nothing good from the technocrats, the bureaucrats or the corporations that do their evil bidding.


Misses the point. LED bulbs are bad for your eyes and brain. VERY bad.


I got some LED lamps when they were a new thing, wanting to go for the “green” alternative. I found that they are not ideal. They emit a fake kind of “white” light, which you can see broken down if you use a diffraction grating or a prism to spread out the spectrum…it’s blue light with a collection of phosphors that simulate “white light”. Also they have varying amounts of flicker, which isn’t visible but is like feeding 120 Hz noise into your brain via the optic nerve. Each LED bulb creates e-waste you can’t recycle. They cause radio interference… Read more »

Dag Nabbit

I have around thirty 60 Watt incadenscents. They provide heat and light. I’ll be using them in my greenhouse in the winter.