Remember, pot is legal in Colorado, but certain lightbulbs aren’t
(Business Insider) Soon you won’t have much of a choice than to buy energy-efficient lightbulbs — the government ban on the production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs has gone into effect for the new year.
These lightbulbs account for more than half of the lightbulbs purchased in the U.S., according to Sustainable Business. The government has already phased out 75- and 100-watt incandescent bulbs.
It’s not really a “ban”, so much as legislation signed by President Bush (thanks, George!!!!!) that mandates energy efficiency specifications. Which means that most incandescents cannot be produced to meet those specifications, not without making them really, really expensive. KVAL puts it succinctly when it comes to all the different types of bulbs
And if you don’t prefer that choice? Too bad.
These incandescents were warmer and used more energy, so you will be made to comply. Cause Climate Change. CFLs are greener or something. And healthier! Except for all that mercury. Which will end up in landfills. Soaking into the land.