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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I read somewhere that CFLs that get turned off and on in sub 15minute intervals do burn out quickly. Maybe thats what happened.
    Then they are not better but you have to do certain things to get them to work. More control by the government. Environmentalist must be happy that we now have more mercury in our house.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    What does Florida have to do with it?
    Oh, it doesn't have all that much to do with it, except for the minor fact that you're personally about 2,000 miles away from where this might actually affect you.

    The rest of the country has pretty much just decided to write California off and hope that it just kind of falls off the continent... I'm starting to agree.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    From your friendly neighborhood MA Dept. of Env Protection http://www.mass.gov/dep/toxics/stypes/brkncfls.htm
    I wonder how many people that bust these pieces of **** will read this?
    Which means we need a government program to educate the public...
    These things sound like potential terrorist weapons.

    Cleanup Procedures for Broken Fluorescent Lamps

    The following guidance provides instructions for businesses and institutions for cleaning up a broken fluorescent light bulb on hard surfaces. Following these steps will protect you and others from getting cut by broken glass, and from potential exposure to mercury that is released when a bulb breaks. If you break a bulb on a carpeted surface, please see Cleanup Procedures for Carpeted Surfaces below.

    Materials You Will Need
    • String, tape or other material to delineate the spill area
    • Disposable gloves
    • Index cards or other stiff paper
    • The smallest possible sealable container that the broken bulb will fit in. A glass with a metal screw-on lid or a rigid plastic container with a tight-fitting lid, such as a lidded five-gallon pail, are preferable. Please note that most mercury recycling companies will provide empty lidded five-gallon plastic containers for transporting mercury waste materials.
    • Sticky tape, such as duct tape
    • Damp paper towel or wet wipe


    Cleanup Procedures for Hard Surfaces
    DO NOT USE A VACUUM OR BROOM TO CLEAN UP A BROKEN BULB

    1. Cordon off the area where breakage occurred so that nobody steps in broken glass, phosphor powder or mercury. This should be done as soon as possible.

    2. If there is a window or door that opens to the outside near the broken bulb, open it to ventilate the area and wait about 15 minutes. If the bulb broke in an inside area, such as a hallway or retail store aisle where there is no window or door to the outside, or outside the building, do not wait to clean up.

    3. Wearing disposable gloves, use stiff paper to carefully push the glass and powder to a central point where you can scoop it up, being careful not to get it on your clothing. Place the collected fragments into the container. If you need to further break the glass to fit it into the container, do this outside, being careful not to cut yourself.

    4. Use sticky tape, such as duct tape, to pick up any visible glass shards, powder or mercury and place it in the container. Then, using wet wipes or moist paper towels, wipe the area thoroughly. Place used towels and disposable gloves into the container and close it tightly. Once closed, do not re-open it to put more material in.

    5. Label the container “Universal Waste – Broken fluorescent lamp” and date it. If possible, place the container in a well-ventilated area, or where other spent lamps are stored for recycling. You may legally store the containerized broken lamp for up to a year from the date on the container, but we recommend recycling or disposing of it as soon as possible, in case mercury vapors leak out of the container.




    Cleanup Procedures for Carpeted Surfaces

    Research performed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection has shown that, after standard cleanup procedures, some residual mercury may remain on the carpet. Please see Compact Fluorescent Lamp Study Report, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management, Maine Department of Environmental Protection for more information.

    If the carpet is in an area where young children or pregnant women may be exposed, it is advisable to cut out and replace the section of the carpet where the breakage occurred in order to remove any residual mercury.

    If carpeting is not removed, follow the previous cleanup steps 1 through 5.

    After completing these steps, ventilate the area to the outside to the best of your ability, using a fan if possible. Keep foot traffic off the immediate area of breakage for several days.

    Ventilate the area when it is next vacuumed and remove and dispose of the vacuum bag or empty and wipe out the canister immediately afterwards. If possible, vent the area to the outside the next few times the area is vacuumed.

    For questions, or for additional guidance, call the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Mercury Hotline toll-free at 866-9-MERCURY (866-963-7287) or the Bureau of Environmental Health in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) at 617-624-5757.


    Sources of Information & Assistance

    • General information about mercury: MassDEP Mercury Hotline toll-free at
    866-9-MERCURY (866-963-7287) or Mercury Resources | MassDEP

    • Health effects of mercury: Department of Public Health at (617) 624-5757 or Department of Public Health - Health and Human Services

    • Universal Waste Rule fact sheet: MassDEP Business Compliance Assistance Line at 617-292-5898 or Waste & Recycling Fact Sheets and Guidance Documents | MassDEP

    • On-Site pollution prevention assistance: Office of Technical Assistance for Toxics Use Reduction (OTA) at 617-626-1060 or Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) - Energy and Environmental Affairs
    Michigan has different guidelines.
    http://www.mass.gov/dep/toxics/stypes/brkncfls.htm
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    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.
    choice to choose, is that in the constitution or something?
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    CFL's are already on the way out, as soon as LED bulbs get cheap enough to attract customers. Then we will have some serious savings on electricity usage.
    Architecture 2030 is also a new item that will help reduce energy usage by our buildings, by means of modern building codes that rquire us to construct all new building such that they use 50% less electricity.
    all in all, just more commie plots to the luddites in the republican party....
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    choice to choose, is that in the constitution or something?
    Awww, look at Utahbill trying to be cute! It's adorable!
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    CFL's are already on the way out, as soon as LED bulbs get cheap enough to attract customers. Then we will have some serious savings on electricity usage.
    Architecture 2030 is also a new item that will help reduce energy usage by our buildings, by means of modern building codes that rquire us to construct all new building such that they use 50% less electricity.
    all in all, just more commie plots to the luddites in the republican party....
    See here's UB trying make the issue something it's not again. Now he's off onto building codes, different animal entirely!

    I agree LED are a good choice, however I'd like to see more natural light from them. It is a very harsh light. Why wait though? Why not just enforce all lightbulbs be LED by 2012? Why wait for savings? think of the children man!
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Nothing like killing US Jobs to make you feel better eh?

    Obama's Vision and reality not meshing?

    Light bulb factory closes; End of era for U.S. means more jobs overseas
    OMG. Bush killed the American lightbulb, you say? the horrors.

    It wasn't American companies who would have shifted those jobs overseas, regardless, to save on labor costs, was it? It couldn't have been the wonderful corporate bigwigs who did this. AMIRITE?
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    See here's UB trying make the issue something it's not again. Now he's off onto building codes, different animal entirely!

    I agree LED are a good choice, however I'd like to see more natural light from them. It is a very harsh light. Why wait though? Why not just enforce all lightbulbs be LED by 2012? Why wait for savings? think of the children man!
    Production can only change so fast, LEDs have a higher up-front cost so it can be troublesome for a big office building to buy 5000 of them all at once, etc.
    So, because we want the transitition to be smooth, that's why. If you stop thinking of this as "the liberal greenies goal is to hurt me in any way possible because they hate America," you may start to understand the mindset better.
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