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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    Less wattage means smaller electric bills. I'm all for it. I don't care if it's government mandated or not.

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    You have no problem with government control and this country becoming a police state and taking away our choices?

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I'll just install another light stand.

    Were I now have a single 100w bulb I'll now have 2-3 53w bulbs, for a net increase of power usage.
    Because the government is controlling what you can buy

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Because the government is controlling what you can buy
    You say that as though I asked a question.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    with all the serious issues we have to face, some of our posters here are whining about light bulbs? Doesn't sound too "bright", not to me....
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Because the government is controlling what you can buy
    Government has done that since day one... deal with it.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    If I get to choose, then I would like a platform of conservatism for our resources, honoring the property rights of other countries as we honor our own. What do ya think?
    Too general.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Government has done that since day one... deal with it.
    We're going to deal with it, real soon. You can sit there and let your rights be taken away. In fact you probably should have your right reduced given your political tendencies. The less right you have to do anything at all, the better.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Not only does our govt tell us what to buy, but the banks do as well.

    We were told we could afford a $350K home the last time we were looking, in 1994. We bought one for $125K, and paid it off in about 6 years. The range in our new neighborhood was $115K to $250K.

    They look at our assets/savings/debt/income and then tell us how much house we can afford.

    Well, they are supposed to....but govt turned a blind eye to good judgement in favor of a "booming economy".

    CFL use will reduce our use of coal and gas. But lighting is not the largest load, just the easiest to reduce.

    Leaky homes, poorly insulated, poorly sealed use a lot more fuel than well built homes.

    Next largest load is hot water, and homes in the sunbelt can use solar thermal panels, 1 or 2 depending on location.

    OTOH, green industries tend to charge too much for their products, especially if there is a govt tax break involved.

    High utility bills is motivation enough for me to go green where I can, the govt incentives should attract more of us to green living. Problem there is that the green industries charge so much that the end user is reluctant to spend the money.

    Price a solar hot water heater tank with internal heat exchanger loop compared to an ordinary water heater. Search word is indirect water heater.I can see the price going up some for the HX loop and extra fittings, but doubling in price is what happens. Even more if stainless steel is used. The industry kills itself off looking for instant fortune accumulation, instead of making the systems affordable to more consumers. Then price the collectors, pump with controller, and it is easy to see why people don't buy into it.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    We're going to deal with it, real soon. You can sit there and let your rights be taken away. In fact you probably should have your right reduced given your political tendencies. The less right you have to do anything at all, the better.
    Sarcasm? If not, you are not sounding like a conservative... who else is on your list to have their rights removed?
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Nope.

    "Halogen light bulbs are a type of incandescent light bulbs and are filled with a halogen gas. The halogen gas gives the bulbs a longer life than traditional incandescent bulbs because it helps redeposit the evaporated tungsten back to the filament. Halogen light bulbs are not the same thing as compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL bulbs), which have mercury inside and are often subject to state or local disposal regulations. Also, halogen light bulbs are not recyclable like CFL bulbs are."

    Read more: How to Dispose of Halogen Light Bulbs | eHow.com How to Dispose of Halogen Light Bulbs | eHow.com

    Personally, I prefer the LED bulbs, but the halogen bulbs are definitely a step up from regular incandescent bulbs.


    CFL Bulbs Have One Hitch: Toxic Mercury : NPR



    Seems they do.....



    and led's are like $60 bucks a piece....
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