Originally Posted by JohnGalt
part of it is practicality. with my wife and kids (toddler and a 1 year old), lights end up staying on. i can keep asking them to turn them off when not in use, but the reality is that it's not going to happen.
I have lights I like to leave on at night, dimmed -- a big chandelier in the foyer, the light over the kitchen sink, a light in the bathroom, various lamps. Long-lasting, energy efficient bulbs there make sense.
On the other hand, I don't want to buy a $30 LED bulb to replace the 100w incandescent in my closet. That's obnoxious. But that's our government for ya.