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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, to conserve energy and protect the environment, we're going to outlaw, "old school", light bulbs in favor of light bulbs that are overflowing with mercury, that will be disposed of in our landfills, so that mercury can seep into our water supply, ingested by the fish we eat, then into us?

    On a scale of 1-to-10, the stupidity level here, is?
    I think that it's rich that you weren't particularly concerned about the longterm toxic effects of millions of gallons of oil spilled gulf, but you're all up in arms about a miniscule amount of mercury in lightbulbs.

    It's entertaining to watch your positions shift on the basis of what Rush limbaugh has been bitching about today.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

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    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
    Jobs is Job #1 in the Obama administration.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I think that it's rich that you weren't particularly concerned about the longterm toxic effects of millions of gallons of oil spilled gulf, but you're all up in arms about a miniscule amount of mercury in lightbulbs.

    It's entertaining to watch your positions shift on the basis of what Rush limbaugh has been bitching about today.
    In the ubercons defense, mercury has been shown to affect our extemeties, like hands, feet, head......nuff said?
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    In the ubercons defense, mercury has been shown to affect our extemeties, like hands, feet, head......nuff said?
    Funny, when you defend the uberlibs, you don't say 'uberlibs'.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Funny, when you defend the uberlibs, you don't say 'uberlibs'.
    Here is a challenge for you, find a post where I defend uberlibs......
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    because it doesn't. you're not supposed to spend more than an hour a day within a foot of these things, and they have mercury. so, if an old bulb broke in your house, no big deal. a new one breaks, it's an environmental cleanup.
    You have more dangerous substances under your kitchen sink. People keep harping on the evil mercury in these bulbs as an way to show how bad the government is and how much they must want to poison you.

    However, not everyone is a light bulb breaking klutz. It’s not like CFLs are guaranteed to break at some point… Just be careful, dammit!

    Btw… how small is your house that you are standing within a foot of your lighting fixtures? Even if what you say is true on that count, that wouldn’t seem to be very hard to avoid, unless you have 6’ ceilings and rooms that are 3’ square.

    Personally, I find the benefits to far outweigh any alleged hazards, as would anyone who takes the time to do a proper cost/benefit analysis.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    that this option hasn't been gaining track on it's own seems indicative, then, doesn't it?

    generally speaking though, this kind of nanny-statism is intolerable. it's like when they started regulating toilets and showerheads. the federal government does not belong here.
    Seems to me, just based on the small sampling just within this thread, that it’s gaining ground rather well. Count how many people here claim to have replaced all their bulbs already versus those who want to cling to their more inefficient bulbs. Here’s a hint: The converts are not all green-thumb, save-the-earthers either.

    Just sayin’

    Trust me, I don’t have a track record of advocating big government in any way on this forum. I already stated that I don’t think the government has any business telling me how to light my home, BUT I fail to see why we’re all trying to make a big deal out of something that most people will likely be willing to do on their own anyway. Technology gets old and outdated, there’s nothing wrong with converting to newer and better tech, but people seem to throwing a fit just because the government has decided that an older technology should not be produced in favor of a newer one. Like I said earlier, there’s a reason we don’t use the Pony Express anymore. Shame on the US government for taking away your right to have your mail delivered by horse!

    One final thing… Get this: You DON’T HAVE TO USE CFLs. There are halogen bulbs, LED bulbs and, according to the article, even your precious incandescents can still be manufactured, they will just be held to a more conservative energy standard. People are getting all worked up over nothing.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Just give me a choice... make CFL's or LED's whatever price and hike up incandescent bulbs 900% in cost and let me make a choice. If I LIKE incandescent I'll but them at $20 for two 100 watt bulbs. Telling me or outlawing incandescent bulbs is about as stoopid as it gets.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Just give me a choice... make CFL's or LED's whatever price and hike up incandescent bulbs 900% in cost and let me make a choice. If I LIKE incandescent I'll but them at $20 for two 100 watt bulbs. Telling me or outlawing incandescent bulbs is about as stoopid as it gets.
    They aren't all outlawed, just the worst of them will no longer be as available, or as cheap....and the price WILL go up....so buy a few cases now while the price is still low.
    My daughter's house is in an area that has frequent voltage fluctuations, and she has an 8 bulb fixture in her kitchen and a 5 bulb fixture over her dining table, and 12 recessed flood lights in the family room. Those 3 rooms are all one big area, actually. There isn't a week go by that she doesn't have a bulb go out. Her husband waits til half the floods are out before getting out the ladder....
    She won't change to CFL bulbs because she doesn't like how they look.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    You have more dangerous substances under your kitchen sink. People keep harping on the evil mercury in these bulbs as an way to show how bad the government is and how much they must want to poison you.

    However, not everyone is a light bulb breaking klutz. It’s not like CFLs are guaranteed to break at some point… Just be careful, dammit!

    Btw… how small is your house that you are standing within a foot of your lighting fixtures? Even if what you say is true on that count, that wouldn’t seem to be very hard to avoid, unless you have 6’ ceilings and rooms that are 3’ square.

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    speaking of household chemicals, ever mix ammonia and bleach? In a closed environment, as in your house with all the windows shut, it can be fatal....
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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'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.

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