The Death of Tubes?
As you may or may not already know, incandescent light bulbs are banned after January 1 and, as I understand it, after then and after existing stock on store shelves are gone, there will be no more (at least of most watt ratings). The trouble being that all tubes are considered incandescent bulbs. I don't know how much longer after that it will be before even imported tubes are banned (or even if), but, presumably, all brand-new, domestic tubes, at the very least, will be banned from sale in the U.S after Jan. 1. If you are considering buying any such tubes, right now may be your last shot through your regular sources anyway, so stock up. I'm supposing that as available supplies begin to dry up, well, you know what will happen to their prices... But, we should all be made aware of the way things, at this point, seem to be shaping up. (I know, merry Christmas and a happy new year, right?).