The Premature Death of Incandescence
The latest National Review offers a brief reminder to stock up on incandescent light bulbs:
… the nation’s last major incandescent-light-bulb factory, in Winchester, Va., has shut down, a victim of the enforced switch to more efficient twisted fluorescent bulbs. It’s bad enough that Congress is telling Americans what to light their houses with, but compounding the indignity it is also sending jobs overseas: Manufacture of the new bulbs cannot be automated as easily as that of the old kind, so production has moved to China, where hand labor is cheap.
Would it be to much to hope that repealing that ridiculous bit of government presumption can be repealed, too? In the meantime, I’m thinking of switching to candles…