Category Archives: United States

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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…and some Humor from Massachusetts

From the Easy Opinions blog, “Opinions about the not so Obvious”   The CFL Advertising Account   Fred: Thank you Jim for landing the CFL United ad account. Let’s work out the ad campaign. Mike: I didn’t get the memo. … Continue reading

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September 30 is Send Your Light Bulbs To Washington Day!

Christopher Fountain at For What It’s Worth has this idea for disposing of used compact fluorescent light bulbs: if voters from all over the country sent them to Washington – how about September 30th? – anonymously, we’d shut down the … Continue reading

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Risky new light bulb packaging rules

A Washington Times editorial highlights the federal government’s new regulations about light bulb packaging: In the midst of an economic crisis, troubles in Afghanistan and various terrorist threats around the globe, the last thing on the minds of Americans is … Continue reading

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Good news: U.S. CFL bulb sales falling fast

Sales of compact fluorescent light bulbs in the United States are down 25% from their peak in 2007, according to a story in the New York Times.  Even better, shipments of these dangerous mercury-containing light bulbs are down 49% from … Continue reading

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Minnesota faces a huge mercury pollution problem from CFL bulbs

Mercury-laden compact fluorescent light bulbs will overwhelm recycling programs in Minnesota, according to Dave Dempsey at CleanTechnica.com: A surge in the number of mercury-bearing energy-efficient light bulbs in use in Minnesota is expected to overwhelm recycling programs in the next … Continue reading

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Light bulb disposal expertise is on the rise in Congress

Congress has gone green, according to a story in USA Today.  The House of Representatives has switched to compact fluorescent light bulbs.  Over 4,000 of these light bulbs have been installed in Senate buildings. So when we say your Senators … Continue reading

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Euro light bulb ban rage is big news in the United States

NBC Nightly News ran a story last night on opposition to the European Union’s ban of incandescent light bulbs. Here is a transcript: BRIAN WILLIAMS: If you’re a fan of old-school lightbulbs – and this is the point where we … Continue reading

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Canadian eco-terrorists target the United States

The Star-Ledger in New Jersey reports what looks like just another feel-good story about eco-nuts giving away free compact fluorescent light bulbs in a misguided attempt to save the planet: A group of Bloomfield environmentalists will knock on township doors … Continue reading

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Why send used CFL light bulbs to Washington?

Why should you send your used compact fluorescent light bulbs to Washington?  Because Washington is forcing you to use these dangerous and inferior bulbs. An editorial in the New Haven Register explains: The bulb that has lighted American homes for … Continue reading

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