Here's something that'll piss off the average conservative.
OTTAWA - 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 tied to global warming, Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn said 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.
Since the average conservative is still using whale oil to light their homes perhaps they wont be concerned much with trends like this... but I've started using compact fluorescent lamps at home, and the ones I use now are giving me the same light output as a 100 watt incandescent bulb with only 20 watts of electricity consumed.
I never much cared for the "quality" of fluorescents for reading, but with these new bulbs I haven't noticed any difference, although the light is slightly less warm than standard incandescents. That probably varies from brand to brand.
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