Category Archives: CFLs

A Twisted Bulb Idea

Replacements for your regular bulbs?   As seen on the Solovyov design page mentioned in the below article, more specifically on lighting   From “Helablog, a taste of chaos”:   Insight Energy Efficient Brain Bulb   Try wrapping you head … Continue reading

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Research Report: Mercury in Fluorescent Lighting

Continuing on with the recent excellent additions to Howard Brandston’s website, http://www.concerninglight.com/commentary.html, it links to an extensive study (alt link) by Rik Gheysens about mercury on fluorescent lighting, the preliminary report now being available, it will have a finalised version, … Continue reading

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See FL: (S)tripping the Light Fantastic

From Freedom Light Bulb blog post   Having looked inside a LED bulb, there are naturally enough a lot more examples of CFL dissections out there, having been around longer as replacements for regular incandescent bulbs…     From the … Continue reading

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The Brandston Research Team’s Fluorescent Light Bulb Study

  Howard Brandston is a well known New York lighting designer, and is the Congress consultant of choice when they holding hearings into light bulb matters. The following information is from his website commentary. As mentioned in a previous post, … Continue reading

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US sales of CFLs have fallen since 2007

  From Freedom Light Bulb blog post     Thank you to Howard Brandston for this information, via his Facebook page (the “wall” page can be read by anybody logged in). Incidentally, keep a watch on Howard’s website commentary – … Continue reading

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Will CFLs and LEDs become Cheaper?

A lot of recent price criticism about the new $50 dollar Philips LED bulb, as in the Washington Post 7th March article – though in fairness the bulb no doubt has its useful qualities too. source: Ledinside But with this … Continue reading

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Always Look on the Bright Side!

The following is from the Freedom Light Bulb blog (http://freedomlightbulb.blogspot.com/2012/02/always-look-on-bright-side.html)   As regards Howard Brandston, he is a well known lighting designer with numerous projects including lighting the statue of Liberty, also a guest lecturer, visiting professor, and the Congress … Continue reading

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This is a Shoe Story, Believe it or Not

                          Update 20 February The mentioned Virginia politician Bob Marshall is challenging the Richmond Times/Politifact article, and indeed challenging other denials regarding CFL mercury issues and what CFL … Continue reading

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Permaculture Paul Podcast

New podcast today by Paul Wheaton of Permaculture notoriety on light bulbs … (direct download of podcast, mp3 file). An environmentalist with an interesting take on light bulb issues as seen on the link list description here below on the … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Squiggly

      As on Freedom Light Bulb:   It is interesting to compare the light bulb debate in Europe and the United States. Some might say “What light bulb debate in Europe?”, and indeed that is part of the … Continue reading

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