Exactly!!! most of the reasons to ban incandescent bulbs I see on here ---> /. are just plain wrong!!!
here are some real facts as determined by a few friends and myself by keeping track of several households that converted all their fixtures from IC to LED in the past year.
#1. they do not last longer, >50 percent fail within 6 months.
#2. they are not cheaper to run in real world scenario's, factor in replacements and other costs and you get less light for more $$$.
#3. they cause more pollution when manufactured.
#4. they cause more pollution when disposed of.
#5. even the newest led's still have flicker and it is still visually obvious and with optical test equipment blatantly obvious.
#6. a growing number of people find visual problems with led's.
#7. the led 'fixtures' generate massive rf and emi interference, ever try using rc radio gear around these things.
#8. they still generate heat both at the led and circuitry.
#9. even a 60watt led does not give the same visually apparent light as a 40watt incandescent bulb... ever try reading by one???
#10 it is just amazing the amount of misinformation about led's trying to make then look better... for some reason???