We Know What's Best For You
Once again the bright minds in Sacramento have decided they know what's best for us. Now some are trying to ban the sale of incandescent light bulbs in California, the reasoning being that compact fluorescents (CFLs) are more energy efficient, among other things.
I actually prefer to use CFLs myself, assuming the light fixture will accept them. Hey, anything to save money on energy sounds good to me.
Problem is, many of our light fixtures don't accept them. Not only that but contrary to claims made by the ban proponents, I've found CFLs often don't last more than a few months, if that. Sure makes me wonder about the supposed energy cost savings when you consider the cost of CFL bulbs.
And I love the comment in the SacBee article from the guy from Citizens Against Waste: "We're not telling consumers what to do, we're ending a technology that's obsolete,".
It's shouldn't be government or the Citizens Against Waste's function to put an end to obsolete technology. That decision should rest with the consumer.