Real Clear Politics has an article called “All-American Light Bulb Dims as Freedom Flickers”  that discusses the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the law that outlaws the the incandescent light bulb in favor of the dangerous  compact fluorescent lights “CFCs) that contain highly toxic mercury and that must be discarded at recycling centers because of the their hazardous content.

“EISA establishes performance criteria that Edisonian bulbs cannot meet. As the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) explains: ‘These standards, which begin in 2012, will eliminate low efficiency incandescent light bulbs from the market”.”