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08-08-2011, 08:53 PM   #1

Energy saving light bulbs


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...-room-now.html

Are you aware of the dangers with these "envornmentally" friendly items?
I saw a leaflet today of a seriously burned foot caused by a shard of glass which came from an energy saving light bulb, it was horrific! The mercury burned a hole almost clean through this guys foot.



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08-08-2011, 09:01 PM   #2

Re: Energy saving light bulbs


Awful! I don't have any; stocked up on regulars when I learned they'll be phasing out the incandescent.



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08-08-2011, 10:01 PM   #3

Re: Energy saving light bulbs


I absolutely hate them with a passion, useless things, nowhere near as bright as other kind which are getting less & less available



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08-08-2011, 10:03 PM   #4

Re: Energy saving light bulbs


I'd no idea they were so evil - can't we have our old sort back?

Edited to say: I am a fan of the daylight bulbs - lovely natural light. Don't know what nasties they contain though.



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08-08-2011, 10:26 PM   #5

Re: Energy saving light bulbs


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Originally Posted by Velvet
I absolutely hate them with a passion, useless things, nowhere near as bright as other kind which are getting less & less available
Watch for a sale and stock up, Velvet! When my friend was helping me pack he had a laugh ... said I had enough light bulbs to last me till I was 100!
Well, they don't go bad......



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09-08-2011, 09:13 AM   #6

Re: Energy saving light bulbs


I use as many as I can, but they aren't as good as the regular type which I believe they are phasing out.



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09-08-2011, 11:27 PM   #7

Re: Energy saving light bulbs


Yes they are phasing the old sort out mores the pity...



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09-08-2011, 11:36 PM   #8

Re: Energy saving light bulbs


Normally I'm all for ecologically good and green, but don't mess with my light bulbs, please .... they just are NOT as bright, although they supposedly are.



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20-08-2011, 07:08 PM   #9

Re: Energy saving light bulbs


I know they aren't good for migraines of which I get far too often, grrr.. and I am all for green living so I try and sit as far away as possible from them, that and my laptop and sunshine are triggers.

I also seem to remember an article a while ago whereby a proff. sweared blind that these bulbs were making him ill after being near one for just a few minutes. He was trying to get the government to have concessions for people who suffer regularly from things such as migraines..

So for all those who want ordinary light bulbs in the future just ask and I'll see what I can do..!



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20-08-2011, 07:13 PM   #10

Re: Energy saving light bulbs


How the use of mercury make them "green"?



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