Comments on: How My Mother Made Me See The Light: One CFL Light Bulb At A Time The EPA Blog Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:03:35 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kevin Mon, 16 May 2011 15:11:57 +0000 Yes Mark I could not agree more.
If you look into the induction form of lighting now emerging and understand the way a small amount of mercury is correctly installed and the fact that they last 10 time’s longer than LED’s (yes LED’s) you will understand the hype of CFL’s is mostly from companies that sell them and convince the world its the right thing.
BTW if you have an understanding of how crappie the national electrical grid operates you would know that we need to use more energy at night not less. (but thats another battle that will not come to the consumers boob tube)

By: Mark Mon, 09 May 2011 15:17:56 +0000 Well, it just about figures that the bulb (presumably a CFL) burned out.

CFL’s in my experience aren’t worth the packaging they come in – which by the way is significant.

I have had zero luck keeping them running.

Different brands, different colors, different wattages, all of them are worthless.

I went out and bought a lifetime supply of the tungsten bulbs in case the tree huggers have their way and manage to dictate to me what kind of light bulb I can buy.

Don’t forget the toxic mercury in each on of those little gems. Each CFL is a little toxic nightmare. Break one in your house and you have a real problem if you have small children.

The enviro-left seldom looks at the WHOLE cost of these nifty little solutions to the worlds “problems” before they start dictating to the rest of us how to live.

By: Jeff Fread Mon, 09 May 2011 11:08:53 +0000 Thanks, Mom!

Seems that in many families the kids need to educate the parents on how to conserve. Hopefully learning about energy use and its impacts will become a bigger part of science education in schools.