Thursday, August 12, 2010

LED Light Bulbs

Jonathan Chait reminisces about the great conservative freak-out regarding Big Government's intrusion into our lampshades... their oppressive regulations yoking us to CFLs and denying us the soft and full luminescence of incandescent lighting. Good times.

Now, make no mistake: CFLs suck. We have one over where we eat and chose to eat by candlelight rather than dine in its harsh glow... but, lo and behold, the magic of free markets has brought us LED light bulbs. $20 is a lot of scratch for a light bulb, but allegedly they last for 30+ years. It would be the first light bulb I'd be planning to take with me when I move... a Brave New World!