An obscure and seemingly unknown link to video legal research into the actual light bulb regulation adjustments to US law.
Claims that they forgot to actually enter the wattage equivalents into the relevant legal text!
(the standards are of course lumen based but still have wattage references...)
True or not, the lumen based regulations already, as previously explained, raises their own absurdity
>> US Regulation Absurdity: Dim 100W bulbs allowed, Bright 100W bulbs banned!
>> The Good, the Bright, and the Dim
...such that dim 100 or 75 W bulbs are legal for the time being (restrictions will apply with time), and bright ones illegal.
This is made use of by "rough service" and "high voltage" incandescents currently marketed in the USA as "saving consumers money because they have longer lifespans".
As per above links, this is a fallacy, since 1 dim - currently legal- bulb lasting say 5000 hours drawing 100W uses a lot more energy and costs more than 5 equivalently bright regular - banned! - 75 Watt bulbs lasting 1000 hours each....
USA, EU, Canada, Australia light bulb regulations http://ceolas.net/#li01inx
US state exemption bills (legalized Texas June 2011) http://ceolas.net/#bills