“This is the world’s greatest marketing scheme. ... You get the government to ban the competition.”

HOWARD BRANDSTON, former professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center, quoted in a New York Times Magazine story about regulations leading to the effective replacement in the marketplace of traditional incandescent light bulbs with pricier LED or CFL bulbs. [via The New York Times Magazine]

Read more here about why people are hoarding traditional light bulbs, and why the skepticism and paranoia over the new bulbs may be justified.

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