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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    In my home I have downlights which operate on these brilliant little 50W lights that produce a pleasant light orange glow, like the old ones did. I dislike pure white light, it annoys my head.

    I have one light in my entire house using an old style light, absolutely the most inefficient lights I've ever owned. It's 70W. In Australia lights must be 15 Lumens/W efficient. It's worked just fine over here, we've also cut greenhouse emissions by 800,000 tonnes, and the lights are cheap as hotcakes, and are still domestically produced.

    Quite possibly you guys over there could be exporting those things to us soon if we don't get on the ball over here.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    I didn't know people still use those old light bulbs. If you still use them, you are losing money in the long run (and the short term too actually). LEDs are much cheaper if you order them online and they don't burn out like traditional bulbs. You can find ultra bright LEDs in bulk for about $0.20 each in some places. I've put together some lighting circuits of my own and use them in my room and the shed outside. If you are not into electronics you can buy them at any hardware store and they screw in to any fixture. You will see the big savings on your electric bill.
    $.20 each ???? I find that hard to believe. LED lights range from $10 to $60+ around here. I changed all the recessed lights in my living room (10 of them) to LED a few months ago. I got them at Sam's and they cost about $10 each. These were the only dimmable LEDs that I could find at an affordable price. My wife hates them and wants to go back to incandescents because they don't put out enough light to read by.

    As far as halogens go, they are almost as inefficient as incandescents. Both convert a major share of their energy input into heat. Halogen bulbs get extremely hot, and you must be very careful with them. A lot of fires have been started by careless use of halogen bulbs.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Peak oil DOES NOT mean we are producing less oil than we consume, it means we used more of the Earth's oil than is left in reserves.

    At least learn what you are talking about.



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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Peak oil is when the maximum global rate of extraction is passed. We did. How hard is that to understand?
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    I am not clear as to why I am supposed to be outraged.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Peak oil is when the maximum global rate of extraction is passed. We did. How hard is that to understand?
    Maybe, maybe not. Huge new oil fields are being discovered each year.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Wasn't there a singer who made waves by pointing out if we all just use 1 square of toilet paper we'd save millions of acres of trees?
    iirc, it was a joke that some people w/o a sense of humor didn't get.

    I already use both side of the paper.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Maybe, maybe not. Huge new oil fields are being discovered each year.
    and the increase in prices has increased the amount of oil that it's financially viable to extract.
    I may be wrong.

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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.
    Yeah, thats a drag.

    I don't like having to take my batteries and my kids' cheap electronic stocking-stuffers and my old computer parts to the hazardous waste place either.
    I tried to have a talk w/ the grandarents about the cheap electronics, but to no avail. I costs $5 to dispose of a 1.99 toy
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    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.
    I think this email is an urban legend.


    snopes.com: CFL Mercury Light Bulbs
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