LED bulbs

LED bulbs

Only LED light bulbs should be available for sale. This does not hurt poorer people as the payback is 6 months.

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    • Alan Barraclough
      commented 2016-11-26 16:45:27 +1300
      Do people realise just how far we can move forward on our international commitments under the Paris agreement by undertaking to get rid of the incandescent light bulb? about 10 percent reduction in domestic electricity consumption. Enough to close huntly. Even the environmental laggard Australia has banned the incandescent bulb . Australians dont even notice they have gone. I know you say let the market decide. Fine but the true enormous cost and danger of CO2 emmissions needs building into the bulb price . You can build it into the electricity price but then electricity is an essential for everyone. Renters cant make capital investment to reduce electricity consumption. If you like landlords must hand over residential accomodation with 100 percent LED fittings and bulbs.
    • John Alan Draper
      commented 2016-11-26 16:35:31 +1300
      Leave it to the market. If high quality, reliable and cost effective LED bulbs are produced, people will buy them.
    • John Alan Draper
      tagged this with dislike 2016-11-26 16:35:31 +1300
    • Robert Murray
      commented 2016-11-26 11:58:15 +1300
      Perhaps I don’t like the quality of LED bulbs or have light fittings that aren’t compatible. Please don’t remove my choice if I’m willing to pay for it.
    • Alan Barraclough
      commented 2016-11-25 18:08:11 +1300
      Hi Hadley. Agreed .. those are heat lamps for the purpose of heat. I should have qualified my suggestion. I am talking about domestic and industrial lighting.. if you keep heat lamps.. they are not really sized for domestic light fittings so that is fine to keep them
    • Alan Barraclough
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-25 18:08:11 +1300
    • Michael Warrington
      commented 2016-11-25 18:00:23 +1300
      incentivise the removal of non LED bulbs from sale
    • Bart Brichau
      tagged this with important 2016-11-25 14:47:15 +1300
    • Nathan Rattray
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-25 14:27:25 +1300
    • Hadley Pettigrew
      commented 2016-11-25 14:08:45 +1300
      Would make it difficult for people to make a cheap heat lamp for chickens.
    • Hadley Pettigrew
      tagged this with dislike 2016-11-25 14:08:45 +1300
    • David Johnston
      commented 2016-11-25 13:18:44 +1300
      I like the idea – but I wonder whether it’s a bit heavy handed. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobra_effect
    • David Johnston
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-25 13:18:44 +1300
    • Alan Barraclough
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-25 12:48:12 +1300