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  •  the market for Incandescents is dying. (2+ / 0-)

    CFLs have been killing their market and now LED is really killing them.

    I think Incandescents will remain as a niche product much
    as  Vacuum Tubes lingered as a niche product in the 70's and 80's.  I suspect Flea markets and yard sales will have cases of Incandescents for decades as aging old right wingers head off to the nursing home.

    •  I hope so. (0+ / 0-)

      I stockpiled 100s, but there are still some things they are best used for.  LEDs haven't come down enough to replace them, and CFLs can't be used outdoors in sub-freezing temperatures.  And there are some old-tech hacks which use incandescents deliberately as a good low-level heat source.

      I hope that after the market has effectively changed, they'll be able to relax that law a bit and allow the public to buy what they want for specialized purposes.  The costs of a niche market will ensure that they aren't overused without good reason.

    •  There will always be a need for incandescent (1+ / 0-)
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      bulbs for oven lights, easy bake ovens and egg hatcheries.

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