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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    I really find it hard to care about this much one way or the other. I switched over to compact fluorescents about 3 years ago and have no desire to switch back. My electric bill has been noticeably cheaper since I got them, and I've not had to replace a single bulb in that 3 years.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I really find it hard to care about this much one way or the other. I switched over to compact fluorescents about 3 years ago and have no desire to switch back. My electric bill has been noticeably cheaper since I got them, and I've not had to replace a single bulb in that 3 years.
    we use mostly fluorescents as well. who doesn't want to save money AND conserve energy at the same time?

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    Not all jobs are worthwhile. We don't let people hunt whales for whale oil anymore, much to the dismay of whalers. (except for the Japanese and their "research" anyway. )

    What business is this all of government? When your archaic lightbulbs put a heavy load on equally archaic, but taxpayer-funded, power lines, they have some business in it.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    who doesn't want to save money AND conserve energy at the same time?
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I really find it hard to care about this much one way or the other. I switched over to compact fluorescents about 3 years ago and have no desire to switch back. My electric bill has been noticeably cheaper since I got them, and I've not had to replace a single bulb in that 3 years.

    I tried them had several last not even a year. I do not like the hazmat part or the mercury in them.

    I would like the choice but as has been going on for a couple of decades now our choices are being taken away by a government that is becoming a police state.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    I tried them had several last not even a year. I do not like the hazmat part or the mercury in them.

    I would like the choice but as has been going on for a couple of decades now our choices are being taken away by a government that is becoming a police state.
    Wait...don't you live in Florida?
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Now we will be told what size light bulb we can use. More government control over our lives.

    Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye - San Jose Mercury News

    As of Saturday, what used to be a 100-watt light bulb manufactured and sold in California will have to use 72 watts or less. The 72-watt replacement bulb, also called an energy-saving halogen light, will provide the same amount of light, called lumens, for lower energy cost.

    Similar new standards for traditional 75-watt, 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs will go into effect in California over the next few years, with wattages reduced to 53, 43 and 29 respectively.

    The new rule does not ban incandescent light bulbs; it just requires those bulbs to be 25 to 30 percent more efficient. And it only affects incandescent light bulbs manufactured in 2011 or later, not those already in use or on store shelves.
    Yeah... kiss your safe 100-watter good-bye, and say hello to the hazmat suit you'll need if you break one of the new bulbs.

    Every damn congressman and senator better have these things. I'd love to be the four thumbed installer, dropping these pieces of **** all over the place, closing down Congress after they vote to repeal ObamaKare.

    How much money does it take to screw in a compact fluorescent lightbulb? About $4.28 for the bulb and labor — unless you break the bulb. Then you, like Brandy Bridges of Ellsworth, Maine, could be looking at a cost of about $2,004.28, which doesn’t include the costs of frayed nerves and risks to health.

    Sound crazy? Perhaps no more than the stampede to ban the incandescent light bulb in favor of compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) — a move already either adopted or being considered in California, Canada, the European Union and Australia.

    According to an April 12 article in The Ellsworth American, Bridges had the misfortune of breaking a CFL during installation in her daughter’s bedroom: It dropped and shattered on the carpeted floor.

    Aware that CFLs contain potentially hazardous substances, Bridges called her local Home Depot for advice. The store told her that the CFL contained mercury and that she should call the Poison Control hotline, which in turn directed her to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

    The DEP sent a specialist to Bridges’ house to test for mercury contamination. The specialist found mercury levels in the bedroom in excess of six times the state’s “safe” level for mercury contamination of 300 billionths of a gram per cubic meter.

    The DEP specialist recommended that Bridges call an environmental cleanup firm, which reportedly gave her a “low-ball” estimate of $2,000 to clean up the room. The room then was sealed off with plastic and Bridges began “gathering finances” to pay for the $2,000 cleaning. Reportedly, her insurance company wouldn’t cover the cleanup costs because mercury is a pollutant.

    Given that the replacement of incandescent bulbs with CFLs in the average U.S. household is touted as saving as much as $180 annually in energy costs — and assuming that Bridges doesn’t break any more CFLs — it will take her more than 11 years to recoup the cleanup costs in the form of energy savings.

    Even if you don’t go for the full-scale panic of the $2,000 cleanup, the do-it-yourself approach is still somewhat intense, if not downright alarming.


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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    I tried them had several last not even a year. I do not like the hazmat part or the mercury in them.
    I read somewhere that CFLs that get turned off and on in sub 15minute intervals do burn out quickly. Maybe thats what happened.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    we use mostly fluorescents as well. who doesn't want to save money AND conserve energy at the same time?
    Except you're NOT saving all that much money, and the pollution of these being made in China (lower standards, shipping, energy cost) just makes you look silly.

    YOUR purchase contributes to "pollution and waste" in ways you won't even admit.

    However, with the banning, and I don't give a **** who signed the law they were wrong, we no longer will have the choice to choose.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    Wait...don't you live in Florida?
    What does Florida have to do with it?

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