Guess Who’s Behind The End of Your Favorite Lightbulb?

Hey there, fellow conservatives! Today, I’ve got a story that’s bound to raise your eyebrows and maybe even get your blood boiling. Remember those trusty incandescent light bulbs that have been a part of our lives for generations? Well, say your goodbyes because they’ve been declared illegal by none other than the Biden administration.

It’s a move that’s been a long time coming, starting way back in 2007 when then-President George Bush signed an energy bill. Hidden within its provisions were energy efficiency standards that were nearly impossible for incandescent bulbs to meet. The goal? To force us into embracing those spiral-shaped compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) that environmental activists and profit-chasing manufacturers were pushing as the “”green”” alternative.

But let’s be real – those CFLs were a disaster. Pricey and casting an uncomfortable glare, they were a flop among consumers. Sound familiar? It’s like déjà vu from when the Biden administration even suggested banning gas stoves earlier this year, remember? Fast forward to 2017, and the Obama-era Department of Energy finalized rules that sped up the downfall of incandescent bulbs.

Then, like a beacon of hope, President Trump entered the stage and undid these measures, giving the classic bulbs a second chance. He wasn’t shy about highlighting the superior lighting quality of incandescent bulbs during his rallies, claiming he looked better under their warm glow.

But brace yourselves, because here comes the gut punch: the Biden Department of Energy has now effectively put those Obama measures back in place, sounding the death knell for incandescent bulbs. The official reasoning? It’s for our own good – both as consumers and for the sake of climate change. They’ll argue that this new rule, in effect since 2022, is all about progress.

Don’t be fooled, though. This isn’t about progress; it’s about control. The leniency they showed retailers has now been stripped away as of July 2023. Anyone caught selling these now-illegal bulbs could face hefty fines and more. But fear not, for there’s a silver lining: LED bulbs have stepped up as the better, brighter replacement. They meet the DOE’s requirements and offer satisfactory lighting quality. They’ve been gaining ground, even though they come at a steeper cost and have a few quirks.

The sad part is, we’re losing more than just bulbs here. The market competition that incandescent bulbs provided for LEDs has vanished. So, remember this tale of the light bulb ban whenever you flip a switch and remember, the Biden administration is always ready to pull the rug from under us in the name of “”progress.”” Stay informed, my fellow conservatives, and let’s keep shining a light on these questionable decisions!

Source Fox News