Banning of incandescent light bulbs globally by 2022.Incandescent lightbulbs will not be bought, manufactured or sold legally.

Created by Raahul_Kumar on 2016-01-29; known on 2022-12-25

  • Raahul_Kumar estimated 95% on 2016-01-29
  • Raahul_Kumar said “Already banned in Brazil,Venezuela, European Union, Switzerland,Australia,Argentina,Russia ,United States, Canada, Mexico, Malaysia,South Korea on 2016-01-29
  • PseudonymousUser said “How do you globally ban something without a world government? Even the Berne Convention isn’t global.on 2016-01-30
  • PseudonymousUser said “And they are definitely not banned in the US at this time 2016-01-30
  • Raahul_Kumar said “Chlorofluorocarbons were banned globally by the Montreal Protocol. . As of January 1, 2014, 40- and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs can no longer be manufactured in the US because they don’t meet federal energy efficiency standards. on 2016-01-30
  • JoshuaZ estimated 48% on 2016-01-30
  • PseudonymousUser estimated 10% and said “This just doesn’t seem important enough for a truly global Montreal Protocol-like cooperation when the economics of LED bulbs will just work outon 2016-01-30
  • themusicgod1 estimated 0% and said “TPP makes this impossible. That would be a barrier to trade. Incandescent bulbs are included as something that have to be easier, not more difficult to trade in the pacific rim region.on 2016-01-31
  • themusicgod1 estimated 1% on 2016-01-31
  • Raahul_Kumar said “50% of the world already has partial or total bans, including all the members of TPP. 2016-02-01
  • Jenson estimated 2% and said “Pfft, no. They’ll become irrelevant way before banning it could get anywhere near global support. Maybe if a dog died every time an incandescent bulb were screwed in. (Will you still be using this site in 2022, by the way?)on 2016-02-02
  • Afforess estimated 0% and said “Incandescent light bulbs still serve many purposes, and their inefficiency is often a feature because they can provide heat. The “bans” are very narrow and only ban them for “general lighting” not all purposes.on 2016-02-03
  • daniel74f estimated 2% on 2016-02-06
  • Raahul_Kumar said “@Jenson: 2022 is just a safe date, there probably won’t be any incandescents anywhere before that date. @Afforess It’s a lightbulb, it only provides light.on 2016-02-06
  • PseudonymousUser said “Raahul, why don’t you find or buy a 60W+ incandescent bulb, let it run for fifteen minutes, then wrap your hand around the glass enclosure? Since they only provide light, there should be no problem. I eagerly await your results.on 2016-02-06
  • gwern estimated 1% on 2016-02-07
  • kuudes said “ “A German entrepreneur is bypassing a European Union ban on light bulbs of more than 60 watts by marketing his own brand as mini heaters.”on 2016-02-09
  • Raahul_Kumar said “@Bob, why don’t you test your intriguing theory of lightbulbs being heaters this winter? Kuudes, Zhongguo : By October 2016, all incandescent lightbulbs will be banned. 2016-02-10
  • Raahul_Kumar said “So your “entrepeneur” is shit out of luck. No one in the EU produces lightbulbs.Good luck trying to import it either.on 2016-02-10
  • Afforess said “@Raahul_Kumar – Visible light and heat are both the same thing, photons on the electromagnetic spectrum. Lightbulbs produce photons both in the visible and infrared wavelengths, aka light and heat.on 2016-02-10
  • Temeraire estimated 1% and said “Including North Korea, Somalia and so on?on 2016-02-12
  • leo_gri estimated 2% on 2016-03-21
  • alecbrooks estimated 3% and said “Bans will be widespread, but probably not global.on 2016-08-13
  • enolan estimated 2% on 2018-03-23
  • deleteyourbrain estimated 0% on 2019-04-26
  • Baeboo estimated 0% on 2019-04-26
  • JoshuaZ estimated 12% on 2019-04-26

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