FirstEnergy's Ohio Residential Customers Getting 2 Low-Electricity Use Light Bulbs

Full story: WJW Fox 8 Cleveland

FirstEnergy Corp. plans to provide nearly 4 million low-energy light bulbs to its residential electricity customers in Ohio.
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bjm

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i already have the bulbs why am i paying for them again! this isn't right! how dare you steal my money
send the bulbs back

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Let's do the math. The Akron Beacon Journal said that 4 million light bulbs will be distributed to 2 million customers which get charged $21.45 over 3 years. This equates to 42.9 million dollars in
that First Energy stands to make over the next 3 years minus the cost of the Chinese, tee shirts, bags and bulbs. I thought the PUCO was there to watch that Energy companies do not over charge customers and only approve rate hikes when necessary. I think we should send all 4 million bulbs back to John Paganie vice president of First energy and see what he does with the 2 million bulbs. First energy can pay for the disposal fees.

PS: I haven't had a 100 watt bulb in my house since the Carter energy crisis.
Matthew

Akron, OH

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Some lawyer should file a class action lawsuit. There is no way this can be legal. We use florescent lightbulbs in most of the house. A few rooms do not have them, is it as annoying to wait for 30 seconds for them to fully activate. A few other places, don't have them because they won't work in the socket, or it is to cold (garage). However most rooms in the house do have florescent bulbs especially the rooms that lights are kept on for a long period of time.
The Z in Royalton

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This new tactic by the gov't to force their agenda on the public is pure stupidity. Since they can't figure out how to salvage the 50% of transmissions they are wasting they foist the problem and cost, once again, on the consumer. First just because you mandate and force these things on every household, doesn't mean they will be used... so where is the energy savings? 2nd - what ever happened to free choice in this country even when it comes to something as simple as a light bulb. What's next - will the sewer patrol be coming around to see what kind of toilet tissues I'm flushing and supply me with their recommended brand at an overinflated price.
I don't know about anyone else - but we intend to return this unwanted "gift" and I will not pay for something I did not order.
OMG

Akron, OH

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This is one of the Democrooks biggest phoopa's. Cap and Trade is coming natiionally soon enough. If you think this is a BIG ripoff just wait. your wallet will be emptied.

President of the Ohio Senate Capri Cafaro was the major sponsor of this legislation. Remember that when you vote next election.
OMG Jr

Warren, OH

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We don't want your steenking Light bulbs
We don't want your steenking Healthcare
We don't want you hussein bite me
We don't want Cap and Tax
We don't want a VAT Tax
We don't want yo carbon footprint
We don't want Globaloney
Little Tyree

Cleveland, OH

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jmg

Ashtabula, OH

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I heard that if one of these bulbs break , you need to call hazmat or the local fire depsrtment due to mercucy contents inside. Are they going to set up recycling bins to collect them when they are no longer operational? Is First Energy going to pay for the hotel stay if one burst and gets on the furniture or rugs? who's going to pay for that?

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jmg wrote:
I heard that if one of these bulbs break , you need to call hazmat or the local fire depsrtment due to mercucy contents inside. Are they going to set up recycling bins to collect them when they are no longer operational? Is First Energy going to pay for the hotel stay if one burst and gets on the furniture or rugs? who's going to pay for that?
Here ya go:

http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/cfl.asp

http://www.epa.gov/mercury/spills/index.htm#f...

Google can be your friend.
MARK IN AMHERST

Cleveland, OH

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I ENCOURAGE ALL TO SEND BACK THE BULBS "POSTAGE DUE RETURN TO SENDER." I'M TYING A BRICK TO MINE TO INCREASE THE POSTAGE DUE.
THIS WILL CERTAINLY HELP THE FINANCES OF OUR POSTAL SYSTEM, AND SEND A MESSAGE TO SOMETHING WE DON'T WANT TO BE FORCED TO DO!
ScottyBoy

Akron, OH

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It seems to me that this action by First Energy is illegal. Does it not violate consumer protection as detailed under the Ohio Administrative Code 109:4-3-11?

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Wow. A company distributes devices and suggestions that potentially reduce the amount of product they sell to consumers.

Huh.
RevRhubarb

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I have the new HealingLightBulb** in stock for FREE*

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Little Tyree

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I once paid MayFong $40.00 - American Green - to "light the ole bulb"!
JamesG

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Oct 7, 2009
 
Simply outrageous! The program may be "approved by state regulators," but I did not order or request that merchandise and I do not wish to pay for it. Do I smell a class action lawsuit? Normally I don't participate but I just may make an exception here. Forget it, First Energy... I'll do my own shopping, thank you very much.
Larry titus

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The concept is good. However, price gouging and entrapment are unacceptable.
Chief W

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I allready use these bulbs,and I sure didn't pay what they want to charge us.Nothing but a legal way to rip-off the customer(us).Most stores you can get five 15 watt bulbs for under $10.But to forced to be in this program is not right.You can bet your bottom dollar,FirstEnergy will make a killing on this program.
reddy kilowatt

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Chief W wrote:
I allready use these bulbs,and I sure didn't pay what they want to charge us.Nothing but a legal way to rip-off the customer(us).Most stores you can get five 15 watt bulbs for under $10.But to forced to be in this program is not right.You can bet your bottom dollar,FirstEnergy will make a killing on this program.
i don't like this bulb thing either but if you think for a minute that a state mandated power conservation program is going to bring profit to any electric company well i got the title to the y bridge and i want to sell it to you cheap.
Sara M

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I am not in need of any of these light bulbs, especially for more than they cost in the store. On top of that they are sending 100 watt equivilant bulbs. I buy the lowest watt energy light bulb to use, so using the ones they supply would actually cost more!
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Help!! Ive fallen and my light bulb burned out.

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