(Western Journal) It may be a little harder to set the right ambiance for romance on your next date night.
Now that incandescent lightbulbs are banned thanks to the Biden administration, it’s either stock up on candles or count each other’s pores under barely dimmable, unforgivingly harsh LEDs instead.
Fox News reported that as part of its ambitious energy efficiency initiative, the Biden administration has put into effect a nationwide ban on the sale of specific widely-used light bulbs as part of its ambitious energy efficiency initiative.
The Department of Energy (DOE) regulations will disallow the sale of incandescent and similar halogen light bulbs, which currently make up a significant portion of the market.
To comply with the new rules, manufacturers and retailers will be required to sell light-emitting diode (LED) alternatives, with potential severe federal penalties for non-compliance.
Republicans are pushing back, asserting that the ban takes things too far.
It’s impossible for Democrats to leave us alone.
⁰States must fight back.https://t.co/OKXgUb6XVv
— Congressman Bob Good (@RepBobGood) July 28, 2023
Republican Rep. Andy Barr of Kentucky said, “President Biden continues to push liberal fantasies through his weaponized federal agencies.”
“The Department of Energy should be focused on American energy independence, not on what lightbulbs you can or can’t purchase for your home or business.”
President Biden continues to push liberal fantasies through his weaponized federal agencies.
The Department of Energy should be focused on American energy independence, not on what lightbulbs you can or can’t purchase for your home or business. https://t.co/fazKWgb59z
— Rep. Andy Barr (@RepAndyBarr) July 31, 2023
In late 2019, former President Donald Trump stated that the Department of Energy (DOE) decided to halt a planned phaseout of incandescent bulbs, saying, “what’s saved is not worth it.”
According to Fox News, Trump had a personal dislike for LEDs, which he said were too expensive and made him “look orange.”
In April 2022, the DOE reversed the ruling.
Environmental groups are hailing the ban, saying these changes were ” long overdue.”
Fox News reported that the latest findings from the Residential Energy Consumption Survey reveal that fewer than half of households primarily or exclusively rely on LEDs.