If energy needs to be saved, there are good ways to do it.
                                                               Government product regulation is not one of them

Monday, March 26, 2012

More Fun with Philips:
The Philips 95 Watt California Bulb

Update 5 Sep 2012:
Actually, while manufacturers may have profited from regulations they helped to bring about, in the case of the 95 Watt bulbs (similarly 71,57,38 Watt ones) they were just following petty regulations applying from 2008, set down by the California government in reducing bulb wattage (and brightness) a little bit.
For more, see new post of September 4 2012.

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Quite a lot about Philips recently here...
their L-Prize LED, their en.lighten campaign involvement with the UN and World Bank, their Phoebus cartel participation, and so on.

They launched a "Philips California bulb" (California approved) as on Bulbs.com of 95W which supposedly circumvents California regulations but really doesn't...

"A former 100-watt light bulb manufactured on or after January 1, 2011 and sold in California will have to use 72 watts or less", California Gov light bulb regulation website, with still stricter standards in 2012.

The Philips California Bulb

Perhaps it just shows the general confusion about light bulb standards...

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