Yesterday, from the White House:
The White House @WhiteHouse
If you like your lightbulbs, you can keep your lightbulbs! The Obama Admin tried to limit Americans to buying more-expensive LED bulbs for their homes—but thanks to President @realDonaldTrump, go ahead and decorate your house with whatever lights you want.
8:20 PM · Dec 21, 2019
The War on Holiday Decorations?
We are a nation of smartasses. There was much hilarity in the responses:
dim bulb – 𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘯. a stupid person.
Do lead paint next!!
Oh… and let’s bring back asbestos! Do that next!
Cancer-causing light bulbs have the best light.
Oh no! The War on Lightbulbs.
This White House runs on a dimmer switch.
How many lightbulbs does it take to remove Donald Trump from office?
This is the stupidity you get when you put science-deniers in charge.
The cost of a bulb is not just the purchase price (which is all the White House can handle, apparently).
It’s the cost of the electricity, and frequency of replacement.
Std incandescents take more of both.
Nah but screw that! Give us those incandescents, then let’s go pour battery acid in the lakes and take a sht on your aunt’s lawn because trump is giving us that freedom, raaaaah!
I bought my led light bulbs for my house about 5 years ago… still running strong. How is spending a few extra bucks on the initial purchase a bad thing when they pull less energy(save on bill) and last year’s longer?
Because with the LED bulbs you have to flip the light switch 10-15 times before it came on.
I am just thankful that I can say Merry Impeachmas again.
How many Trumps does it take to change a lightbulb? All of them!!!
None. They’ll sit around in the dark and blame it on Obama.
Make Kerosene Lamps Great Again!
I always use them for gaslighting
We see what you did there.
Apparently someone in the incandescent light bulb business donated to the Inauguration Fund, and now they’re looking for their payoff.
Yes, but those fancy bulbs make everyone look orange. Once we go back to incandescent bulbs we will all look normal color. I promise.
1) That was a Bush era program
2) Incandescents are now more expensive than LEDs
3) LEDs use less power (cheaper)
4) LEDs last longer (less replacing=cheaper)
5) LEDs are better for the environment
You do know you have people who can look this stuff up, right?
The White House- the lights are on, but nobody’s home.
Just so I’m clear, you’re claiming that this administration has saved both Christmas…and light bulbs? Way to fight the good fight, buddy.
That’s efficiency for you! Oh, wait…
LED lightbulbs are now the same price as incandescent and last much much longer. Stop spreading lies.
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 – that would be the GW Bush administration.
Maybe somebody can find a pop-up book to explain it to you.
It was actually a GWB rule to phase out the bulbs. I know you’re not bound to reality, but…
Businesses looking to save money want high efficiency lighting. Utilities want high efficiency lighting because it reduces need to build new expensive power plants.
Consumers want to save money.
You’re peddling dumbassery.
LED lights have come down in price, last must longer, run cooler and use way less energy. Anyone with any sense would be switching over from incandescent bulbs. When will you be bringing back horse and buggies?
Make electricity bills higher again!! Yay!!
The shortsightedness in this is epic. You did this to spite Obama and pander to tycoons who like you will destroy the earth forever for an extra penny. Selfish impotence, betrayal of America, and cowardice. #IMPOTUS
This from the dimmest bulb ever to sit in the Oval office.
LED lights are 80% more efficient.
95% % of the energy in LEDS is converted into light ,only 5 percent is wasted as heat. Less energy use decreases greenhouse gas emissions. Anyone with sense would decorate using LEDS-
I want rotary dial phones to come back. Make America Backwards Again #MABA!
LEDs last WAY longer, and use less power. Therefore LEDs are cheaper.
Can’t wait till we get some brain cells in the White House again.
PLUS I decorated houses for Christmas professionally for 2 years. LEDs are FAR more durable than incandescents.
Y’all are insane.
Yeah… but good luck trying to get your Easy-Bake Oven cake to cook.
Okay, so that’s one point in favor of incandescent bulbs.
Obama wasn’t impeached, your president was. Decorate that.
Obama didnt get Impeached a week before Christmas, tho. I doubt there will be any decorations at Mar-A-Lago, except a few Tiki Torches and Citronella bug repellent candles.
Good people. We see what you did there.
Trump supporters typically don’t choose the brightest bulb anyway.
I’m not letting your Stalinst Republican government force me to use lightbulbs, comrade! You’ll pry my oil lamps and candles from my cold, dead hands! FREEDOM!!!
A war on lightbulbs?!? At Christmas?!? I though the war was on Christmas. Will someone send me the war agenda so I can know what war we are currently fighting?
Soon enough we’ll have cars running on steam
Yabba dabba doo!
Can we bring back the pony express next?
‘Thanks to @realDonaldTrump we can have shittier things that fail faster, cost more to power and are inefficient as shit!’
wow.. that’s what you’ve got.. Welcome to .. #Idiocracy
Once Twitter turns on him, bringing back landlines and dial up Internet is next on Trump’s agenda.
It’s a good thing I saved my 1200 baud modem.
Thanks man, cause I was stressing over whether or not buying whatever light bulbs I choose was a constitutional right or not. Now, how about addressing climate change? Gun reform? Racism? Police brutality? Abuse of power? Homelessness, hunger, poverty, mental health….
And while you’re at it, bring back those toys made with lead. Freedom!
The future looks… dim.
Our government is being run by a bunch of evil idiots. Unbelievably sad.
Everything about this tweet is ignorant. Far less energy use with LEDs. Adoption brings costs down. Supply chain can’t turn on a tweet and manufacture old technology. Syntax of a truculent fourth grader. #IMPOTUS
There you go.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): we’re running out of light bulb puns (July 13, 2011)
Lite bulbz, yeah! (November 24, 2012)