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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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Compact fluorescent light bulbs don’t reduce pollution

Fans of compact fluorescent light bulbs try to shrug off the fact that these dangerous bulbs contain mercury, a substance that’s very hazardous to our health and our environment.  They say that power plants generate mercury, so producing less power … Continue reading

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More disadvantages of compact fluorescent light bulbs

Compact fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury, which is a dangerous and hazardous material.  But that’s not the only reason not to like them.  Gomestic.com lists some of the other disadvantages of compact fluorescent light bulbs: CFLs evolve and newer models … Continue reading

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Compact fluorescent light bulb madness spreads to India

Uttar Pradesh is the largest state in India.  It has a population of over 190,000,000. The Times of India reports that the Uttar Pradesh state government has banned the use of incandescent light bulbs in all government buildings and mandated … 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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LED vs compact fluorescent light bulbs

LED light bulbs are as energy-efficient as compact fluorescent light bulbs, according to a study reported in the New York Times: Conducted by the Siemens Corporate Technology Centre for Eco Innovations (Siemens is the parent of Osram and Sylvania), the … Continue reading

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Stay away from South Africa!

Here’s some unsettling news from South Africa, via Independent Online: Each compact flurorescent lightbulb (CFL) contains between 5mg and 30mg of highly toxic mercury which makes them an environmental hazard when they are dumped. Currently there is no recycling plant … Continue reading

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Don’t drink the water!

We’ve written that compact fluorescent light bulbs pollute trillions of gallons of water.  But how much water is that?  NaturalNews.com puts these figures in perspective: …the 30,000 pounds of mercury thrown away in compact fluorescent light bulbs each year is … Continue reading

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