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How do you get rid of CFL light bulbs?

Old 03-10-2011, 09:54 AM
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"I'm from the government, and I can help." Horrors!
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:26 AM
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We installed like 20 of these "curly" bulbs in our new house when we moved in 2 years ago. We haven't had to change one yet.
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:39 AM
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For DECADES we have gone to school, worked, worshiped, shopped and even lived in buildings that had fluorescent light bulbs in them...and NEVER batted an eye!

But NOW over the last 10 years that fluorescent bulbs have started being used in "regular" light fixtures, and not just the kind that take the long tubes...suddenly they are the "devil bulbs"????

Seriously??????????

I bet that many of you have the tube fixtures in your house...kitchen, basement, garage, etc.

And those tube fixtures have more than twice the mercury than the CFL's!

Until every one of you who complains about CFL's stops working, shopping, worshiping, etc. in ANY building with fluorescent tube lights, your argument about using CFL's in the home is hypocritical.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:09 PM
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so in so many words we ought to keep our regular bulbs . then why all the hub that they are cheaper, cost effectuive and so on. I just had my home weatherized and all my bulbs were changed to those curly bulbs. cost effective? to whom?
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:16 PM
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Check this out for more on CFL bulbs in Congress:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewr...ves/75548.html
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:31 PM
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If you go to the 99 cent or dollar stores they still have the old fashioned bulbs. We have started stocking up on them since the curly cues contain mercury and isn't it funny that someone can tell you what to do in your own house and we just do it.
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If you go to the 99 cent or dollar stores they still have the old fashioned bulbs. We have started stocking up on them since the curly cues contain mercury and isn't it funny that someone can tell you what to do in your own house and we just do it.
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:29 AM
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Seattle Public Utilities puts out a list of hardware stores that accept them. Have you checked with your's?
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by scowlkat
Did you know that most of the CFL bulbs are made in China? Try to find one made in the USA!
They are all made in China - US companies are not allowed to make them as a part of BUSH's trade agreement with that country.

On a personal note, CFL lightbulbs give me a wicked headache when I try to read with one.
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Originally Posted by pkary
Originally Posted by scowlkat
Did you know that most of the CFL bulbs are made in China? Try to find one made in the USA!
They are all made in China - US companies are not allowed to make them as a part of BUSH's trade agreement with that country.

On a personal note, CFL lightbulbs give me a wicked headache when I try to read with one.
One of these days, China literally may turn our lights out the way things are going in general! I've heard they pretty much own us the way it is.
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