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#16 Team_Green OFFLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2014 - 10:52 PM

I'm down to 13 cases of 100 watt bulbs and 21 cases of 60 watt bulbs. I'm getting nervous.

hord much.....

 

 

 

 

 

I have close to the same as you..  Along with pasta thats on same for this summers cookouts... :smilewink:


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 10:55 PM

 marketed it to the right people, IMO.

Someones family was in office somewhere important. 


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Posted January 06, 2014 - 12:40 AM

Just bought some replacement CFL's enclosed like outdoor spot lights for my trip light. REg old bulbs are way high now.  BUT, the new ones come on real dim yellow and takes awhile to get white and real light. They only stay on about 6 mins, and that doesn't allow them to get bright.  NOW, the snow is blowing and they have been on/off all night and they brighten up quite fast!  Work when you Don't really need them, ha!


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Posted January 06, 2014 - 09:36 AM

Duke Energy sent u s a free box a couple years ago, I use then when a regular bulb goes out. They take forever to start if used in outside fixtures.

I was told the incandescent are being taken from shelves as I type. If you want those, better go stock up as much as possible. We use the 75 & 100 watts as heat lamps for all my kids' reptiles, gonna suck having to pay $15-30 for actual heat bulbs when the $.75 work fine.

 

Do a search for the CFL mercury posioning, get a cut from the glass and some mercury in your skin....it can get nasty and people have lost fingers/hands cause of it.


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Posted January 06, 2014 - 11:44 AM

I am not sold yet on the idea of the CFL yet. Tried it a few times and thought it didn't have the lifetime for the price. I guess I should start getting used to it now.


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Posted January 06, 2014 - 12:12 PM

leave it to our government to mandate us use something that they don't know how to dispose of... or want manufactured in our country.


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Posted January 06, 2014 - 09:06 PM

Soo, a bigger question. Does the energy saved from transitioning to a mercury laden CFL, that may or may not be recyclable, really offset the energy used in the actual cost of shopping these bulbs, then driving them around to reclimation centers ? I am all for saving energy, but this seems out of line to me at this point.

 

My wife was in out attic, and knocked her head on one of these CFL's recently.... it took a ton of energy to clean it all up, and get her cleaned up decently.... Just sayin'.


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Posted January 06, 2014 - 09:39 PM

How dangerous are these? I've heard this so much but I heard the same things about fluorescent bulbs and we used to break them things over each other when having light Sabre fights
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Posted January 06, 2014 - 10:41 PM

^^^ dangerous enough to have the EPA warn us about them. http://www2.epa.gov/...ning-broken-cfl


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Posted January 06, 2014 - 11:34 PM

Don't be alarmed; these steps are only precautions that reflect best practices for cleaning up a broken CFL. Keep in mind that CFLs contain a very small amount of mercury -- less than 1/100th of the amount in a mercury thermometer

I sincerly doubt that one broken bulb is going to hurt us in anyway unless you ate it.

nowif you smashed a whole case of them then ate them....

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Posted January 07, 2014 - 12:12 AM

Don't be alarmed; these steps are only precautions that reflect best practices for cleaning up a broken CFL. Keep in mind that CFLs contain a very small amount of mercury -- less than 1/100th of the amount in a mercury thermometer

I sincerly doubt that one broken bulb is going to hurt us in anyway unless you ate it.

nowif you smashed a whole case of them then ate them....

The more ya talk to Marlboro180 in chat the more you will realize that that should be a concern...  :poke:  


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 12:14 AM

The more ya talk to Marlboro180 in chat the more you will realize that that should be a concern...  :poke:  

 

 

^^^ dangerous enough to have the EPA warn us about them. http://www2.epa.gov/...ning-broken-cfl

Right?????  :wave:


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 09:57 AM

We have found no real advantage to using them either. They don't take the cold as well as the old bulbs, don't last as long as advertised, and unless you get the "daylight" ones they are not nearly as bright as the wattage would indicate. Just a money grab because someone got a bright (pun intended)idea and marketed it to the right people, IMO.

I agree with everything you said, but I'm wondering after reading all these posts...am I the only one that is driven buggy by the insesent humming they make?? I've bought LED's and old stock (black mrket) to keep my sanity in a couple areas of the house.

 

O.k. to try and keep what sanity I do have... :wave:


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 08:27 PM

Sorry, I deleted my comment before I get in trouble about being political!

 

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Edited by MFDAC, January 07, 2014 - 08:33 PM.


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 08:47 PM

Bought my last one about 3 months ago and I will never buy one again,There garbage,Had one in the shed and in the cold it put out less light than a kerosene lantern.Got some real light bulbs under lock and key,just hope my stash holds out until the leds are perfected and the price comes down.


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