It appears as though you don't have your facts right:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 76004.html
According to that article the repeal failed. But it's really a moot point. As I've been telling people for LONG time, this is NOT a light bulb product but rather a CLIP-ON SHADE product.
When first conceived my focus was indeed on the spiral CFL's vs. their very expensive round counterparts. But it turns out that CFL's are by no means the only bulbs with odd shapes. As you can see by the attached image, some of the weirdest shapes can actually be found among the LED's. The claim now being made for the Magic Toob product is that it will allow clip-on's to remain straight and level on "virtually any size, shape or type of bulb". And that remains quite true! In addition, it's the only product on the market today that can keep mini shades straight on one's chandeliers. In that case it's not a bulb shape issue but rather, the problem appears to be due to slight expansion and contraction of the bulb clips as the fixtures cycle between on & off hence, hot and cold.
Regardless of what the short-sighted morons in congress do (or don't do), some people are converting to CFL's voluntarily in order to save money and help the environment. And here's an interesting little tidbit on the law passed by congress in 2007 (under George Bush BTW!): There's no language in the bill that says incandescent bulbs will be banned. Rather, the legislation sets much higher standards for energy efficiency that current incandescents simply cannot meet. Some manufacturers may continue to develop high efficiency incandescents but apparently NOT GE as evidenced by this article that appears on the Nimble Jack Enterprises site:http://www.environmentalleader.com/2008 ... ent-bulbs/
Also, on the Magic Toob site you'll note that IKEA has already stopped sales of incandescent bulbs as of June 2010:http://www.environmentalleader.com/2010 ... ent-bulbs/
Sooo... am I worried? Not really!! Happy New Year to you!