The Biden administration’s nationwide ban on incandescent lightbulbs will go into effect starting next week.
When the ban goes into effect, Americans will only be able to purchase LED lights from retailers.
The government knows what’s best for your household.
They’ll tell you what lightbulbs will save you money and protect the environment.
We know how this spiel goes for Americans.
“Come Tuesday, while it won’t be illegal to own incandescent light bulbs, it will be illegal for stores to sell them and companies to manufacture them,” The Hill reports.
Starting next week, Americans will only be able to purchase LED lights from retailers across the nation as an official ban on incandescent lightbulbs will go into effect. https://t.co/iYUHCivy4I
— The Hill (@thehill) July 28, 2023
Despite the federal government’s increasingly more aggressive tone to ban incandescent light bulbs, critics rightly labeled the move as government overreach.
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However, some critics of the ban are calling it government overreach, saying lawmakers should let Americans make their own decisions about the light bulbs in their houses.
The Department of Energy says LED lights provide more light using 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent light bulbs. Plus, LED lights are estimated to save families about $100 per year.
The average cost of an LED light bulb ranges from $5 to $7 each, while an incandescent light bulb would normally range from $2 to $3 a bulb, according to a report from Lifehacker. However, LED bulbs save money in the long run because they use less energy to run and last longer.
The agency also claimed that discontinuing inefficient incandescent lights will save Americans nearly $3 billion yearly and substantially reduce carbon dioxide emissions over 30 years.
The usual buzzwords appear in the Biden administration’s excuse to authoritatively encroach on the lives of Americans.
‘Reduce carbon emissions’ in the name of ‘climate change.’
The federal government has essentially declared war on American living standards in the name of green energy and climate change.
The Biden administration has already targeted gas stoves, air conditioners, dishwashers, and other common household items.
NewsNation discussed the ban and the Biden administration’s “regulatory assault on American home appliances.”
Starting August 1, it will be illegal to sell incandescent light bulbs.
— NewsNation (@NewsNation) July 28, 2023
Despite the long-term benefits, some people said the decision to make the light switch should be their own, not the government’s.
Last week, a House subcommittee discussed the ban at a hearing titled, “Canceling Consumer Choice: Examining the Biden administration’s regulatory assault on American’s home appliances.”
“I’m happy the Department of Energy is out here, making sure that we can all save money because we’re too dumb to figure out how to do it ourselves,” Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R- Penn., said.
The hearing was in part a reference to gas stoves, which the House passed a bill to prohibit banning them last month despite the Consumer Product Safety Commission not currently considering a ban.
“These updated regulations are not an attempt to ban or take away appliances like gas stoves, light bulbs, or dishwashers,” Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., said.
Manufacturers who violate the ban could face a maximum penalty of $542 per illicit bulb.
The bottom line; the federal government has no authority over your household and what type of appliances you wish to have on your property.