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Canada: Turn out the lights

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Perry White, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member


    Canada to ban incandescent light bulbs by 2012

    Canada will ban the sale of inefficient incandescent light bulbs by 2012 as part of a plan to cut down on emissions of greenhouse gases, Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn said on Wednesday.

    Canada is the second country in the world to announce such a ban. Australia said in February it would get rid of all incandescent bulbs by 2009.

    "Making the switch to more efficient lighting is one of the easiest and most effective things we can do to reduce energy use and harmful emissions," Lunn told a news conference.

    If households installed compact fluorescent bulbs -- which use about 75 percent less electricity than old-style bulbs -- they could save C$50 a year, he said.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    HAve a couple in the house -- on the north side, actually...
    They work OK, but it isnt the same...
    Home Depot was giving away a free 60W flourescent bulb over the weekend (might still be)... but wont work in most of my house until they make a 3-way bulb (bump, set....)
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    They make 3-way flourescent bulbs. I've got them in my lamps. You can buy them at Wal-Mart.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Looked for them at Home Depot Sunday and never saw them
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I've only ever seen them at Wal-Mart. It's the only reason I drive to the other side of town to go into that nasty-ass place.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The state of California just took up the same thing in its Assembly.


    Don't California and Canada have about the same population?
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    OK, I looked yesterday. There was one 3-way bulb and it was almost 10 bucks. I left it on the shelf.
  8. T2

    T2 Member

    That's the reaction of most people: ten dollars for one light bulb?! They don't take into account that the fluorescent bulb will last as long as several incandescent bulbs, so it's actually cheaper, even before considering the fact that it uses less electricity.

    This price resistance keeps people buying the wasteful old-fashioned bulbs. That's why government action is being considered to force people to change their buying habits.
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