It's an item that most of us take for granted, in fact we all know the phrase, let there be light. Well, now a decision that wasn't put to a vote by Congress or the Idaho Legislature will influence what type of light you can use in your business and home. Joe Biden, call it progress, others say it's government overreach.


An affordable technology that has brightened our days for over one hundred years is ending this week. It's challenging to believe we live in a world where the federal government dictates what we can and cannot buy. Please read our report on a ban on gas grills in Idaho here. 

California has gone entirely into the tank by forcing its residents to purchase electric vehicles despite the state not having enough power for its current homeowners. One has to wonder what is next. What will the Biden Administration want to eliminate from our lives next?  

 Fox News reported that incandescent light bulbs would be banned from sale beginning in August. Members of the Biden Administration praise the move as the right direction for American energy policy. They fail to mention that Congress and the American people did not vote on this move.

They claim this move will save consumers money and the country energy.

"By raising energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs, we're putting $3 

billion back in the pockets of American consumers every year and 

substantially reducing domestic carbon emissions," said U.S. Secretary 

of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. "The lighting industry is already 

embracing more energy-efficient products, and this measure will 

accelerate progress to deliver the best products to American consumers and build a better and brighter future."

It is a troubling day when consumers are being forced to make changes not because of market forces but because of a government mandate. The 

Administration hasn't commented on how much more consumers will be 

forced to pay for LED lights. Lower-income folks have continued to use 

incandescent lights because they're more affordable. 

Fox News details the impact on all of us.

Under the rules, incandescent and similar halogen light bulbs will be 

prohibited in favor of light-emitting diode, or LED, alternatives. While

 U.S. households have increasingly switched to LED light bulbs since 

2015, fewer than half of households reported using mostly or exclusively LEDs, according to the most recent results from the Residential Energy Consumption Survey.

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