Barack Obama wasn’t leaving quietly.
His final days as President included a flurry of activity to make Donald Trump’s life as difficult as possible.
And that included banning something that will infuriate millions of Americans.
In 2007, the federal government began regulating light bulbs to force consumers to use more “energy efficient” light bulbs to combat so-called man made “global warming.”
On his way out the door, Obama expanded this regulation to ban even more light bulbs.
The Daily Caller reports:
“The Department of Energy (DOE) outlawed more light bulbs Thursday in a final regulatory surge from the outgoing Obama administration.READ ON
President Barack Obama’s DOE expanded the class of bulbs covered by a 2007 light bulb ban to include bug lights, three-way bulbs, “rough service lamps,” and some decorative bulbs, such as globe-shaped bulbs. Bulbs that had previously been exempt from the ban are now included in the new regulation.
The administration argued the expansion is needed because consumers might use the unregulated bulbs to replace regulated ones. “DOE expects these sales will likely increase since these lamps could be used as replacements for other regulated lamp types,” the law reads.
Manufacturers make the now outlawed globe-shaped bulbs that had previously met the standards, but consumers were left with the option to buy globe-shaped bulbs of the old type.”