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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    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.
    Wrong I posted a link that showed Bush signed a law in 2007 that phaseout incandescent bulbs and in a few years we will be forced to use compact fluorescent. I am stocking up on incandescent bulbs.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    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

    Why should I care about this? My family already made the switch too LED bulbs which do last a lot longer than most of the cfl type bulbs, and also cost me less money in the long run. Being a Environmentalist is good in the long run.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Personally, I am a bit pissed that we don't still use candles....I had a lot of money invested in the Wax and Wicks stores...
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Wrong I posted a link that showed Bush signed a law in 2007 that phaseout incandescent bulbs and in a few years we will be forced to use compact fluorescent. I am stocking up on incandescent bulbs.
    *sigh* Your original post stated that incandescent bulbs can still be manufactured as long as they conform to a specific energy standard. Old technology gets replaced by newer, more efficient technology. This is the same reason why we're communicating via an online message board instead of via Pony Express.

    What do you use 100 watt bulbs for anyway? An interrogation room?
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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.
    I disapprove of the toxicity of the alternatives.

    Energy efficiency or safety? hmm - for me I still prefer safety over saving a few bits of energy.

    That's the one thing that irks me about many pro-green measures. It throws caution and safety to the wind.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    By god it is only mercury

    How many of the people complaining about the mercury in CFL's would have been the people to complain about the government mandate removing mercury from gasoline.

    Or how about the fact most mirrors used to use mercury for the reflective coating ( just tell your kids not to lick the back of mirrors.

    Or that older termometers used mercury, and how many people played with the mercury when they broke.

    Getting worked up about a broken CFL is being paranoid, your health is at risk far more by bad eating habits then by a couple of broken CFL's.

    All you need to do is get the kids out of the house, open up the windows put a fan to blow the air away from the CFL and vacuum up the stuff. Any trace mercury will evaporate within a short period of time and having the air circulating will dilute it enought to keep you healthy

    Of course I work with far more toxic items on a daily basis so I might be biased against insane levels of safety
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    By god it is only mercury

    How many of the people complaining about the mercury in CFL's would have been the people to complain about the government mandate removing mercury from gasoline.

    Or how about the fact most mirrors used to use mercury for the reflective coating ( just tell your kids not to lick the back of mirrors.

    Or that older termometers used mercury, and how many people played with the mercury when they broke.

    Getting worked up about a broken CFL is being paranoid, your health is at risk far more by bad eating habits then by a couple of broken CFL's.

    All you need to do is get the kids out of the house, open up the windows put a fan to blow the air away from the CFL and vacuum up the stuff. Any trace mercury will evaporate within a short period of time and having the air circulating will dilute it enought to keep you healthy

    Of course I work with far more toxic items on a daily basis so I might be biased against insane levels of safety
    Oh well ok! Since you don't share my same concern I'll just let go of what I deem to be an issue. . . since it bothers you so much
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Oh well ok! Since you don't share my same concern I'll just let go of what I deem to be an issue. . . since it bothers you so much
    Sure it should be a concern

    But it is not truely a major one, like some have made it out to be.

    Remember mercury was added to gasoline for decades. It is in the coal that is burnt at power plants and emitted into the atmosphere, it is leaching into the rivers and lakes from industrial run off.

    A minute amount of mercury released from breaking a CFL is not going to polute your home for years to come. Just kick your kids out of the house for a few hours as you clean it up and things will be fine

    (remember your kids probably have a mountfull of mercury as it is from the filling they get from the dentist.)
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Sure it should be a concern

    But it is not truely a major one, like some have made it out to be.

    Remember mercury was added to gasoline for decades. It is in the coal that is burnt at power plants and emitted into the atmosphere, it is leaching into the rivers and lakes from industrial run off.

    A minute amount of mercury released from breaking a CFL is not going to polute your home for years to come. Just kick your kids out of the house for a few hours as you clean it up and things will be fine

    (remember your kids probably have a mountfull of mercury as it is from the filling they get from the dentist.)
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