The new government regulations provide for the manufacture of similar-looking bulbs that will last longer and be more energy-efficient – but also more expensive. Critics view the regulations as unnecessary government intrusion in the free market and see them as effectively banning the kind of light bulb Americans have used for decades.
Just 20% of adults think the sale of traditional light bulbs should be banned. Sixty-seven percent (67%) oppose such a ban. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided.
The House GOP just tried to repeal this law but couldn't get the 2/3rds majority apparently needed to send this bill to the Senate. Anyway, with the Democrats in control on the Senate and the White Hosue, the bill was never destined for ultimate success. Further action on this will have to await the 2012 elections.