Start Changing Your Bulbs: Energy Update

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Start Changing Your Bulbs: Energy Update:  Below is a linklight bulbs regarding incandescent lighting vs. our old style.  Interesting. I didn't realize there was a deadline.  So wake up Utah, an energy saving change is coming your way.  I love saving energy, so it'll be interesting to see what changes start occuring.

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I know a guy who worked for GE that was given a test incandescent bulb about 20 years ago that he still uses.  They could make them last forever if they wanted to, but then you would never have to buy another.  The only problem I see with the new bulbs is that no one wants to take them to the hazardous waste center, and so all that mercury just ends up in the landfill.  They save money, but I have a feeling we will have love canals all over the country in another 30 years from all that mercury being thrown away. 

September 20, 2009 09:36 PM
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Ann Allen Hoover
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I have been using them too, but I thought they would last longer than they do. 

September 22, 2009 08:19 AM
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Charles Buell
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Hi Kim, I am trying to bypass the flourescents and go directly to LED----they are WAY expensive but last almost forever and have a better light with no warm-up time.  I see CFL's as just a transition bulb until LED's are more affordable.

September 22, 2009 08:51 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
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I wish they'd make one with dimmers!

September 24, 2009 09:43 PM
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Paul Chavez
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My biggest concern with CLFs is that they contain mercury in them.  What will the mercury go when CFLS burn out or break?

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Author Bio: Kim Boekholder Broker/Owner of Results Real Estate. Helping Sellers and Buyers. Relocating people thru out Utah. Personalized Service Desired Results. I also have a degree in Computer Programming and certifications in marketing. .