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20-08-2011, 07:37 PM   #11

Re: Energy saving light bulbs


They're green because they use much less electricity, most of which is generated in coal burning plants, also they last longer. I still dislike them, they are not bright enough.



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20-08-2011, 08:05 PM   #12

Re: Energy saving light bulbs


The fact that they contain mercury though, makes them lethal dont you think?



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20-08-2011, 08:27 PM   #13

Re: Energy saving light bulbs


Are they really worse than flourescent bulbs which also have something very nasty inside them? (forget what), or our TVs that also have mercury in them?

One of my little TVs died and had to replace it; the packaging on the new one said not to discard the old one in the regular trash because of the mercury; so now have no idea what to do with the dead one!

Edited: I looked up the flourescent tubes, it's mercury in them too.



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20-08-2011, 10:42 PM   #14

Re: Energy saving light bulbs


Its all a hype, not as bright and double the price



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05-10-2011, 10:10 PM   #15

Re: Energy saving light bulbs


I just put an old one in the 'clear glass' section of the recycling skip today, oops.



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06-10-2011, 04:15 PM   #16

Re: Energy saving light bulbs


Quote:
Originally Posted by dandysmom
Are they really worse than flourescent bulbs which also have something very nasty inside them? (forget what), or our TVs that also have mercury in them?

One of my little TVs died and had to replace it; the packaging on the new one said not to discard the old one in the regular trash because of the mercury; so now have no idea what to do with the dead one!

Edited: I looked up the flourescent tubes, it's mercury in them too.
low energy CFL are just flourescent tubes but smaller, they are the same technology



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06-10-2011, 04:43 PM   #17

Re: Energy saving light bulbs


Thanks, didn't know that! They are still not bright enough........



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06-10-2011, 05:15 PM   #18

Re: Energy saving light bulbs


the newer ones are just as bright and reach max brightness much quicker than they used to



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