Watt Overload (or is it Bureaucracy Overload?)
The watt limiters are one of the more frustrating government rulings to affect us. It is hard to explain to a customer whey their new ceiling fan's lights act "funny". The time delays I have experienced prevent you from entering the room after turning he lights on. You could fall flat on your face if you did. You must wait that second or two before proceeding. If they would have done the job with overcurrent protection it would have been acceptable. And remember, this is all about being "green", not safety issues with overloading. Makes me glad I put switched receptacles and sconces in my own home (along with the paddle fans).