Come January 2012, some may start missing the 100-watt incandescent light bulb. John Stossel on his segment for Fox Business last night had Reason's Nick Gillespie as a guest and bemoaned the "unintended consequences" that will come with the Energy Independence and Security Act's phasing out of incandescent bulbs.
Gillespie says that if the replacements for the conventional light bulb are so good, then why aren't people buying them. And Stossel, playing devil's advocate, said that of all government bans this one seems more reasonable, especially since only the 100-watt version is banned at the start of the year. Gillespie points out though that by 2014 all versions of the bulb Thomas Edison invented will be out ousted, with some exceptions.
Watch Stossel's and Gillespie's full discussion:
"Missing You: The Incandescent Light Bulb Song" is set to Puff Daddy, Faith Evens and 112's "I'll be Missing You", which they wrote in memorial of Notorious B.I.G. who was murdered in 1997. "I'll be Missing You" was based on "Every Breath You Take" by The Police.
Here's the full rap by Remy, who is also known for spoofs and parodies such as "Remy's Protest Song" and "Raise the Debt Ceiling":
You may have caught song pointing out that the light bulb ban required an Easy Bake oven redesign. Check out that Blaze story here.