- Apr 28, 2015
- Reaction score
- Third Coast
- Political Leaning
Biden flips the switch on Trump's incandescent light bulb plan
Trump complained about LED light bulbs, once telling House Republicans "I always look orange" in the energy-efficient lighting.
(CNN) In yet another rollback of a Trump-era policy, President Joe Biden's Department of Energy on Tuesday finalized a new efficiency rule to phase out older, high-energy incandescent light bulbs.
The move is the culmination of a decades-long, bipartisan effort to phase out inefficient light bulbs. Energy efficiency standards were included in an energy bill passed under the George W. Bush administration and implemented during the Obama administration.
But the Trump administration rolled those regulations back in 2019. Trump himself complained about the light coming from LED light bulbs, once telling House Republicans "I always look orange" in the energy-efficient lighting.
This might appear to be a trivial piece of news, but I highly suspect we all have opinions of the new bulbs and in being forced to use them.
As for me, I initially was reticent to accept them, but have since very much came to appreciate them. My only real complaint, is the new bulbs seemed to have empowered my neighbors in lightening up the entire neighborhood like a Christmas Tree!