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

    Gov't control, people. Beware.
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

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    So changing on their own isn't good enough for you?
    No, it isn't.
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How much is going to be spent disposing of the mercury filled pig tail bulbs? Far more than 81 million, I bet.
    The exposure to the mercury in one of those bulbs for 6 hours, if broken, is less than you would get by eating a 6 ounce can of tuna.
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The exposure to the mercury in one of those bulbs for 6 hours, if broken, is less than you would get by eating a 6 ounce can of tuna.
    But, what happens when millions of these bulbs are dumped into the environment?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    So tell me …. why are you against giving people a choice ? If they save money .. and people want to buy them .. then fine .. “let” then buy them … why is it that we need to take the option away from people ??

    That is a straw man - Are you for choice when it comes to putting lead in gasoline?
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Don't care if the new lightbulb blows me and makes breakfast.... if I want an incandescent lightbulb, that's what I want to use. You want to use the foo-foo new bulbs go ahead and have fun.
    If I want to dump sulfur into your yard that's what I want to do. You want to not dump sulfur into other people's yards, that's fine, but I'm going to go ahead and dump sulfur into your yard.
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Don't care if the new lightbulb blows me and makes breakfast.... if I want an incandescent lightbulb, that's what I want to use. You want to use the foo-foo new bulbs go ahead and have fun.
    I hear that scientists are working on that one.
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But, what happens when millions of these bulbs are dumped into the environment?

    You don't dump them into the environment. You recycle them.
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Considering that the new bulbs last much longer than the old ones.
    That's not always true. I bought some CFL's, and a few of them burned out in less than 6 monhts after fairly minimal use. After researching a bit further, I found this is fairly common when used in areas with certain levels of vibration, such as ceilng fans. It cose me far more for those bulbs then I would have saved over the course of a few years.

    Once the incandescents are gone, then what?
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    What percentage of people do you think really do that? Out of the people that I know that use them and have had to replace them, not one has recycled it.

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