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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    So the advertisements claim. Do you believe every advertisement you see ???

    Yep, tell the single mom with two young kids while working a $8 / hour job that. I'm sure she'll be thrilled that you want her to buy a $30 LED instead of a 49 cent incandescent.

    Wait, don't tell me......... the dems will now propose bulb subsidies for everyone under 5 x poverty level, right ????
    No, I research the lastest technical information sources. Consulting outdated articles like the one you posted above, only provides outdated information.

    You also need to make up your mind what you want, higher efficiency or cheap light bulbs. If you want cheap that are only 30% more efficient then the old incandescent bulbs, then you go with the new Halogen incandescent light bulbs:
    Shop SYLVANIA 4-Pack 43-Watt Soft White Halogen Light Bulb at Lowes.com

    If you want more efficiency and better value for your money go with the CFL's:

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_23790-371-60...cfl&facetInfo=

    or LED's:
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Efficiency?! I don't want no stinkin' efficiency! That nonsense infringes on my freedom to be a goober, waste energy and allow those coal plants to continue to take a crap in our air! This is America dangnabbit!

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    If you want more efficiency and better value for your money go with the CFL's:
    I imagine (once again this point) that she isnt thrilled with the Mercury around the kids. I simply get a kick out of those pushing the problem with pollution still promoting bulbs with Mercury in them. It simply goes to show it's really not about pollution.

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    Efficiency?! I don't want no stinkin' efficiency! That nonsense infringes on my freedom to be a goober, waste energy and allow those coal plants to continue to take a crap in our air! This is America dangnabbit!

    Idiocracy is on it's way.
    Exactly, the GOP in fact are trying to ban the education of energy efficiency as I documented here: http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1059661568
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I imagine (once again this point) that she isnt thrilled with the Mercury around the kids. I simply get a kick out of those pushing the problem with pollution still promoting bulbs with Mercury in them. It simply goes to show it's really not about pollution.
    As snopes has long ago proven, the mercury in the CFL's do not pose a grave danger and do not require a hazmat team to deal with. However, if you do not like using them you have other options that I listed above.
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I imagine (once again this point) that she isnt thrilled with the Mercury around the kids. I simply get a kick out of those pushing the problem with pollution still promoting bulbs with Mercury in them. It simply goes to show it's really not about pollution.
    If your electricity comes from coal, you release more mercury into the environment by using the incandescent, actually. (THERES MERCURY IN COAL, PEOPLE. IT GOES INTO THE ATMOSPHERE IN NORMAL OPERATIONS)
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    As snopes has long ago proven, the mercury in the CFL's do not pose a grave danger and do not require a hazmat team to deal with. However, if you do not like using them you have other options that I listed above.
    And as I have stated, no light bulb poses a grave danger. That you would defend lights with Mercury in them goes to say a lot about what all of this is about.

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    If your electricity comes from coal, you release more mercury into the environment by using the incandescent, actually. (THERES MERCURY IN COAL, PEOPLE. IT GOES INTO THE ATMOSPHERE IN NORMAL OPERATIONS)
    But Mercury doesn't pose a "grave danger" so why all the fuss?

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    And as I have stated, no light bulb poses a grave danger. That you would defend lights with Mercury in them goes to say a lot about what all of this is about.
    Snopes defended them. I just referenced their info. BTW, No one is forcing you to use CFLs if you are afraid of them. I have been swithching to LEDs myself. Those that can't afford the intitial cost (even though they are cheaper in the long run) are swiching to Halogen incandescents or CFL's. The whole planet is switching away from the old incandescent light bulbs as the the energy crisis deepens and global warming increases. Even the Bush adminsitration saw this, which is why they supported the legislation.
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Snopes defended them. I just referenced their info. BTW, No one is forcing you to use CFLs if you are afraid of them.
    Lightbulbs do not scare me. Just pointing out the hypocrisy of the situation.

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