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Dim bulbs: Consequential failure

Here is an editorial from today’s Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The fate of Americans making conventional incandescent light bulbs shows the “green” future touted as U.S. manufacturing’s salvation is yet another faulty government premise. Congress effectively outlawed incandescent bulbs as of 2014 … Continue reading

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Will your insurance pay for compact fluorescent light bulb mercury cleanup?

Compact fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury, a dangerous neurotoxin. The amount of mercury is large enough that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published instructions on how to safely clean up a broken CFL bulb. Russell Longcore writes at BestArticle.com: … Continue reading

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Light bulb socialism around the world

An editorial in the Washington Times describes the reaction of consumers to the European Union’s ban on manufacturing or selling incandescent light bulbs: Consumers realize the warm glow of a cheap incandescent is superior in every way to the deadly, … Continue reading

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CFL bulbs can burn down your house

The compact flourescent light bulbs that Washington is forcing you to use could burn down your house, unless you install a new wall switch for each bulb! So when you read about all the money these bulbs will “save” you, make … 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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Philipinos switching to CFL bulbs: poor hardest hit

“The Philippine government and the Asian Development Bank launched a campaign today (Sept. 26) to replace power-hungry incandescent light bulbs with more efficient compact fluorescent lamps,” according to a story at PhilStar.com. Compact fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury, one 0f the most … 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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The great compact fluorescent light bulb hoax

Compact fluorescent light bulbs are portrayed as the savior of our planet by environmentalists.  But the European Union’s ban on using incandescent light bulbs will cut Britain’s yearly emissions of carbon dioxide by about 0.64%, according to New Scientist.  Since … Continue reading

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Michael Hanlon skewers light bulb Eurobureaucrats

A columnist for the UK’s Daily Mail, Michael Hanlon explains how foolish it is for European bureaucrats to ban incandescent light bulbs: It’s all so dispiriting — and so utterly illogical. For while no one disputes that we must all … Continue reading

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Beware Britain’s light bulb snoops

“The public have been asked to ‘snoop’ on shopkeepers who continue to sell traditional light bulbs banned by Europe,” reports the Telegraph: From September 1, it will be illegal to import conventional pearl or frosted bulbs of any shape or … Continue reading

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