Consumers should drive stores' product offerings

newsroom@islandpacket.comMarch 8, 2014 

I know that this letter is a bit after-the-fact, but none the less significant. As of Jan. 1 of this year, Congress -- not President Obama or any other individual -- passed a law banning the manufacture or import of 40- and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs. This is supposed to be some kind of energy savings move to help protect our planet.

Yes, we are able to purchase those squiggly little bulbs that give some people terrible headaches, but they look terrible in lamps or other fixtures in which the bulb can be seen. I have several of these in my home, and when the bulbs that I purchased and hoarded go out, I am in trouble.

What will they ban next? Two-ply facial and bathroom tissue? Both my nose and my, well you know, won't like it one bit.

Len Cyrlin


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