Next Warmist/Enviroweenie Target: Halogen Light Bulbs

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Europe to ban halogen lightbulbs

After nearly 60 years of brightening our homes and streets, halogen lightbulbs will finally be banned across Europe on 1 September.

The lights will dim gradually for halogen. Remaining stocks may still be sold, and capsules, linear and low voltage incandescents used in oven lights will be exempted. But a continent-wide switchover to light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is underway that will slash emissions and energy bills, according to industry, campaigners and experts.

LEDs consume five times less energy than halogen bulbs and their phase-out will prevent more than 15m tonnes of carbon emissions a year, an amount equal to Portugal’s annual electricity usage.

Sure, you could save more money. But, that should be your own choice, not Governments.

But that has not stopped a perennial tabloid crusade against interference from Brussels – and the revival of timeworn Brexiteer campaign themes.

Jonathan Bullock, Ukip’s energy spokesman in the European parliament told the Guardian: “The EU’s attempt to ban halogen bulbs is wrong because consumers will suffer financially and it’s always the poorest who suffer most from these kinds of policies.”

“Customers should have the freedom of choice in bulbs and it shouldn’t be imposed by the EU.”

They should. Halogens are actually sort of incandescents, just a bit more energy saving. They are used extensively for auto headlamps and lights, in under-cabinet lights, and many other applications. Personally, I try and avoid them for the home, as they put out heat more than other bulbs, and I choose to use LEDs and CFLs (I have a bunch of nice ones, and use the Phillips Hue bulbs in several lamps, so they are voice activated, I can set a time, and have different types of light output). But, it’s a choice. Not a government mandate controlling your behavior.

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12 Responses to “Next Warmist/Enviroweenie Target: Halogen Light Bulbs”

  1. Jeffery says:

    But, that should be your own choice, not Governments.

    Why? Should we get rid of stop signs? Should you be able to buy heroin? Should you be able to buy sex acts? Should kids be able to buy cigarettes? Liquor?

    • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      Strawman much, little fella?

    • formwiz says:

      Jeffery only likes choice by the public when he thinks he can advance socialism.

      Remember how he said nobody should be allowed to get in the way of FB’s discriminatory practices?

      • puppieslicktheiownbutts says:

        You want the government to regulate businesses, forcing them to accommodate any and all content?

        FB, twitter and Microsoft have recently shut down sites linked to the Russian and Iranian governments. Are these private businesses obligated to provide a platform for enemy governments?

        Do you believe governments should never place limits on residents? Zoning laws? Fuel mileage requirements? Pollution limits? Product safety?

        • formwiz says:

          You want businesses to to able to discrimnate against groups they don’t like? Fine, we’ll go back to the days when businesses anywhere could discriminate against blacks. Because that’s what the Civil Rights Acts of the 60s did.

          Little Jeffery just has another inferior race he wants to subjugate.

          F$#@%@#n’ Hypocrite.

          (sorry, Teach)

          • Jeffery says:

            The obvious problem with your analogy is that we have laws protecting the minorities that conservatives wish to subjugate.

            But newspapers or magazines or websites are not obligated to publish every piece they receive. Just as a restaurant can refuse to serve a naked man, whether he’s Black or white or Korean, a website can refuse to publish content they judge to be inappropriate.

            Do you advocate that Congress pass anti-discrimination laws to mandate Gateway Pundit publish every article they receive? Do you want government to control the content of Wikipedia?

            What the right-wing authoritarians want is government-mandated dominance, but you’ll need to earn it through the marketplace of ideas, not by government force.

            For all the right’s high-minded talk about patriotism and freedoms, their true values have been exposed by the tot (Time of Trump). You’re authoritarians wanting to be ruled by plutocrats, and you’ll be content as long as you have others to oppress.

  2. formwiz says:

    No, no problem. The Constitution does not discriminate against citizens.

    You, little Commie that you are, do.

    What the right-wing authoritarians want is government-mandated dominance, but you’ll need to earn it through the marketplace of ideas, not by government force.

    Nice bit of projection, but the ereason all your Lefty publications have to suppress Conservative content is because we have earned it through the marketplace of ideas, but you can’t stop it any other way.

    And you won’t be able to stop it this way. So, your next choice, government suppression is all you have left.

    • Jeffery says:

      Please answer: Should townhall, Gateway, Breitbart be forced to accept content they deem objectionable?

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