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How many compact fluorescent light bulbs do you have in your home

Response Percent Votes
6 or more
65% 449
1 to 5
18% 130
15% 106
Total 685


Blessed4x 3 years, 2 months ago

How are these new bulbs disposed of? And by that, I mean, when you drop one off at HD what happens after that? How is the mercury contained and disposed of? I have a feeling you're all being dupped. It reminds me of the paper recycling at work, stay late enough and you'll see the janitor upend the paper recycling container into the bin with all the other trash. But then, we ARE only worried about feeling good about our decisions. Personally I love how long the new bulbs last, but I refuse to put them anywhere where I will be reading. The light they give off is just plain awful.


lighthouse10 3 years, 2 months ago

All lights have advantages and disadvantages - none should be banned just for using more energy. Even if there were energy savings: Citizens pay for the electricity they use, there is no energy shortage justifying usage limitation on citizens, and if there was a shortage of finite coal/oil/gas, their price rise limits their use anyway - without legislation. Emissions? Light bulbs don't give out CO2 gas -power plants might. If there is an energy supply/emissions problem - deal with the problem!

p> has extensive research on why the regulation arguments are wrong, including that the supposed energy savings are not there anyway, with US Dept of Energy references Under 1% overall energy savings from efficiency regulations on incandescent lights.

slowplay 3 years, 2 months ago

Q: How many Republicans does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: None, they only screw the country.

Q: How Many Democrates Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb? A: None. They haven't changed anything in years.


ophiuchus 3 years, 2 months ago

Once you've swapped fluorescent for incandescent, can you really still call it your "home?"


petronius 3 years, 2 months ago

NO LED's yet......eager to get some.

forgot to mention now using OUTDOOR cpl floods 2 of those.


Ceallach 3 years, 2 months ago

The watt equivalent claims are bogus. If you want to replace a 40 watt and have the same lighting, better buy the one that says its equivalent to 100 watts!


Charles L Bloss Jr 3 years, 2 months ago

They sure don't last 5 years, though.


Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 2 months ago

Candles are the best beause when they're burned out, there's nothing to dispose of.


grigori 3 years, 2 months ago

I took some regular flourescent light bulbs from some guys shed and then tried compacting them myself to save money. All they did was break and now there's this itchy white stuff all over my dungarees that won't wash out. I'll just stick to my shankara stones for now.


rolo2383 3 years, 2 months ago

I stocked up on the old bulbs so I won't have to deal with these for awhile.


ivalueamerica 3 years, 2 months ago

In Peru, the old fashioned light bulbs are not available, only the new ones. It ends up saving everyone money as they burn better and last longer.


Rich Noever 3 years, 2 months ago

And they are dim. I guess that's so you won't be inclined to read the fact that they are bad for the environment.


LJ Whirled 3 years, 2 months ago

I love pretending to be green. It makes me feel good. ... never mind the mercury.


2002 3 years, 2 months ago

I'll use something energy efficient in a second. Buy CFL's are garbage. Now, when LED technology gets a little more cost effective, I am there.


Kat Christian 3 years, 2 months ago

Once these cease to work, in the trash they go and I plan to replace them with regular bulb.


independant1 3 years, 2 months ago

they're too difficult to dispose of


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