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This brief argues that LED lightbulbs have both benefits and costs. LEDs can be useful in many circumstances but may also be inferior to incandescents in others. For example, since LEDs are more efficient than incandescents, people may keep their lights on longer, thereby increasing electricity use, not decreasing it. Additionally, the blue light that LEDs emit can be damaging to the human eye and sleep cycle. Instead of taking away consumer choice, the government should inform consumers about both LEDs and incandescents.
Finally, it may have been illegal for the DOE to implement the new standards in the first place, so it would be illegal for them to try to reimplement them.
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After having a lukewarm novice year as a sophomore, Jonathan gained an affinity for debate and research. He qualified to NITOC in both his junior and senior years in TP and Parli and won several tournaments in TP. Currently, he is a sophomore at Freed-Hardeman University studying study Law and Politics. He works as a researcher for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and also with the John E. Talbott & Associates law firm in Henderson, TN. Jonathan believes that there is no sufficient substitute for well-researched knowledge.