As you’re probably aware, Congress passed a law in 2007 banning conventional light bulbs starting in 2012. While the energy efficiency mandate only applies to 100-watt bulbs right now, it will also apply to 40-watt bulbs come 2014. California has already banned stores from restocking 100-watt incandescent bulbs.
An AP article reveals the new LED bulbs that will replace incandescents may end up costing as much as $50 each as a result of different technology and construction.
Our neighbors in the South Carolina state legislature, however, are not idly sitting by as the federal government intrudes, yet again, into the lives and homes of citizens. The South Carolina House is currently debating a bill that would permit companies to make incandescent bulbs in the state given that the bulbs are labeled with “Made in South Carolina” and are only sold in the state.
With all the bad bills to come out of this legislative session, this is certainly something for elected officials to consider in decreasing the scope and power of government. And can we say job creation for North Carolina? It’s time to start taking steps to get unnecessary government regulation out of people’s homes and keeping more money in their pockets.