Light bulbs are a household item that Americans don't think about that frequently. So a lot of them were surprised to learn that the government had mandated a phase out of certain types of bulbs three years ago. The legislation set new light bulb efficiency standards that would effectively ban the production and sale of the traditional incandescent bulbs and essentially force consumers to make the switch over to compact fluorescent bulbs. MRCTV went to Capitol Hill and asked folks what they thought of the new bulbs and whether the government has any business telling Americans which one they should be using to light their homes.
The People Speak: Battle of the Bulbs