Submission Number: 00005
Received: 1/14/2011 1:17:32 PM
Commenter: Andrew Brickman
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Proposed Rule Extending the Effective Date For the New Lamp Requirements in the Appliance Labeling Rule; FTC Rule No. R611004
Attachments: No Attachments
I am strongly opposed to the delay of labeling of light bulbs, with regards to their energy efficiency (efficacy) and cost savings.
The sooner consumers can be made aware of the benefits of CFL (compact fluorescent) and LED (light emitting diode) lamps, the sooner we can delay the burning of that next trainload of coal, or million cubic feet of natural gas.
Further, the danger of the Hg (mercury) content of fluorescent bulbs is being seriously overblown, especially when compared to the Hg pollution from coal-fired electricity plants that their use can save. This fact should also be brought to the attention of the public.