seriously, these flourescent light bulbs suck in quality and gives people headaches with the humming sound. won't the gov't be creating a blackmarket for incandescent light bulbs if it's BANNED and ILLEGAL to sell and make?? wtf seriously how bad is electricity to the environment...people need light and need electricity...these flourscents won't save anyone any money it cost money to make and they don't last that long.. now the gov't tells people incandescent light bulbs are 'illegal'... people cannot make or buy a product that has been used for 100 years.....it's b.s. environmental freaks. why don't you ban cars. but no GM and ford would lose jobs. also it creates more pollution to make and dipose of thes 'flourescent' lights..mercury and chemicals to make the transformers in the tubes etc..and they don't last that much more. the gov't should just get out of the free market ...because people don't like these flourescent lights...flourescent lights just 10 years ago cost $10 each cause it was very expensive to make...hence it's made in China and very polluting to make....mercury poisoning in teh factories. incandesent is cheap to make... unless they make better light bulb..the incandscent light cannot be replaced with current technology. and it's GLOBAL BAN ON INCANDESCENT LIGHTS! those mercury levels in the environment will be immense...millions and tonnes in the landfills..talk about poison. many will just throw them in the garbage than recyle them. because it cost money to recyle those flourescent light bulbs...gas driving to the landfill etc.