FirstEnergy changes light bulb plan after consumer backlash

The change will accommodate customers who do not want to receive the energy-efficient bulbs but will also increase costs of the bulb distribution program, Art Korkosz, a lawyer for Akron-based FirstEnergy, said in remarks prepared for state regulators. Full Story
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hog wash

Akron, OH

#1 Oct 28, 2009
they make enough money it should be done away with period....
jim in Barberton

Warren, OH

#2 Oct 28, 2009
we can buy the same bulbs for around 5 to 6 dollars, why should we pay $21.00 to FirstEnergy
Sue

Akron, OH

#3 Oct 28, 2009
You can get a 6 pack to go for about $10.00 at Norton Village Ace Hardware.
duh

Cleveland, OH

#4 Oct 28, 2009
This is the rich telling the poor that they won't give back to the very people that made them rich.
ann of east cleveland

Cleveland, OH

#6 Oct 28, 2009
why pay when people with disabilitys and owf get them free from the county up to 12 the home weatherzion epp provides them
r_u_nutz

Wooster, OH

#7 Oct 28, 2009
I will not use them, I use 40 watt regular bulbs & still save energy without putting my family in harms way..
missing the point

Twinsburg, OH

#8 Oct 28, 2009
The 21 dollars isn't for the light bulbs, it's for the energy profits they are losing. Think of them as a big major oil company. They tell you there is a shortage of oil so your gas is gonna cost you $3.35 a gallon. The government tells you to conserve and you do. Now there is plenty of gas gas but at a less profit so the company stockpiles this oil in freighters out at sea to drive the price back up. It's a no win situation for the consumer. The big businesses are gonna get your money one way or another. In other words "you don't want my lightbulbs..rates have to go up, you take my bulbs...I gotta get my profits from somewhere, so I'll charge you for my loss. Corporate America...ya gotta love it.
bjm

Franklin, PA

#9 Oct 28, 2009
i was in vegas last week and they the same light bulb for 49 cents! how come it's sooo expensive here? maybe we can order them from vegas and fly them here???? what a rip off you should be ashamed of yourself! thou shalt not steal! oh yes that and the other 9 went out the door a long time ago!
Sue

Akron, OH

#10 Oct 28, 2009
bjm wrote:
i was in vegas last week and they the same light bulb for 49 cents! how come it's sooo expensive here? maybe we can order them from vegas and fly them here???? what a rip off you should be ashamed of yourself! thou shalt not steal! oh yes that and the other 9 went out the door a long time ago!
49 cents in Vegas? Maybe they have some kind of deal with the casinos.
comeonseriously

Cleveland, OH

#11 Oct 28, 2009
Same kind of scenario in California. They are always looking for ways (in CA) to reduce energy. We I was out there visiting my sister I went and bought these bulbs at Home Depot. I could not believe how cheap they were (possibly some state funding for the bulbs).

Here, same ol' same ol'. I think that there is a revolution brewing. There is a lot of BS going on (Russo, Demora, tax credit rip-offs, Medicare and medicaid rip-offs) in Cleveland and the country. When do we say "I am mad as hell and I'm not gonna' take it anymore"
Pat

North Ridgeville, OH

#12 Oct 28, 2009
You can buy these light bulbs at WalMart for a heck of a lot less money than FirstEnergy is offering them! Plus, I don't like having something shoved down my throat. We are replacing our old light bulbs one at a time, presently in 2 bedrooms and a bathroom, but at our own pace.
Jim

Canton, OH

#13 Oct 28, 2009
Is this about about light bulbs?

Or about energy standards not being met and a company passing on that task to the consumer rather than holding its corporate and bulk users to task who didn't want to upgrade their real estate and capital equipment?
ATOMIZER

Cleveland, OH

#14 Oct 29, 2009
I bought ten of these bulbs at the beginning of the year.... only 6 of them still in service?.... are they that much better... where did the spent ones end up... you guessed it the garbage... what crap! we cant even make these things here in the US because of the mercury in em... wish ouir government would give us a break and quit trying to control every facet of life and start controlling the waste within....
pistoff

United States

#15 Oct 29, 2009
First Energy warns us of problems if we make them become more efficient! You've been caught thieving, and the response is to warn us of consequences? Art, face up to the reality that you are a spokesman for thieves, and as such, that makes you one!
Dave

Akron, OH

#16 Oct 29, 2009
Where else might we be able to sound off on this matter? I happen to have changed ALL of my home light bulbs to CFL's, and I probable only paid 22.00 for all of them, not just 2. They should work on maximizing lost energy through transmission rather than digging deeper into our pockets. We are definately losing our rights and freedoms as Americans. Watch out America, you are going to wind up crying for the things you wound up crying for.
Angry Amish Al

Akron, OH

#17 Oct 29, 2009
Switch to my brand of energy-savers: candles.

First Energy be hexed!
bright idea

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Oct 29, 2009
Give the to the Homeless
That's were we will all be at this rate
bright idea

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Oct 29, 2009
This is the same company that tells me that the electric that run through my wires wears the wire out and I need to have a serivce with them $$$$
I got a charge out of that one. hey hey
pistoff

United States

#20 Oct 29, 2009
bright idea wrote:
This is the same company that tells me that the electric that run through my wires wears the wire out and I need to have a serivce with them $$$$
I got a charge out of that one. hey hey
For a utility company they're not real bright!
Bonnie

Independence, OH

#21 Oct 29, 2009
Dave wrote:
Where else might we be able to sound off on this matter? I happen to have changed ALL of my home light bulbs to CFL's, and I probable only paid 22.00 for all of them, not just 2. They should work on maximizing lost energy through transmission rather than digging deeper into our pockets. We are definately losing our rights and freedoms as Americans. Watch out America, you are going to wind up crying for the things you wound up crying for.
Go to the First Energy website. I went there when the program was first announced.

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