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More I Told You So: The Light Bulb Ban

The NYT's Green Inc. blog reports on lighting designer Howard Brandston's objections to bans on incandescent bulbs. It's a good Q&A but a couple of years too late, since Congress slipped a light bulb ban, effective in 2012, into the 2007 energy bill. Anyone who'd talked to lighting professionals, as I did for this 2003 article, would have known the problems with such (to quote the Dell exec) "total utilitarian, speed-and-specs" approaches to lighting.

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