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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.
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!
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.
Once you've swapped fluorescent for incandescent, can you really still call it your "home?"
NO LED's yet......eager to get some.
forgot to mention now using OUTDOOR cpl floods 2 of those.
18 of them total
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!
They sure don't last 5 years, though.
Candles are the best beause when they're burned out, there's nothing to dispose of.
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.
I stocked up on the old bulbs so I won't have to deal with these for awhile.
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.
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.
I love pretending to be green.
It makes me feel good.
... never mind the mercury.
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.
Once these cease to work, in the trash they go and I plan to replace them with regular bulb.
they're too difficult to dispose of
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