Seen any 100W incandescent bulbs lately? 100W light bulbs are flying off the shelves, On Oct. 1, 2012 it will be illegal manufacture or import 100 watt incandescent bulbs in the USA. This has caused a huge underground market for the bulbs. Drug lords are bringing in truck loads and selling them for up to $1000 a bulb. It is mass hysteria said one lighting expert. TIA reporters asked one buyer of these soon to be illegal bulbs what all the hype is? He said “if I want to use a 100W bulb and waste energy I have a right to, this is America!” Then tore off in his V10 Dodge pick up with stacks billowing smoke.
It was mass hysteria at one local Home Depot, people were just clearing off the shelves. we will keep you posted. More to come…..