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Are you stocking up on light bulbs?

Old 12-13-2013, 05:40 PM
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On Jan. 1 it will become illegal to manufacture or import traditional 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs. I have been buying them by the case. I have to have good lighting and the swirly lights just do not give good all over lighting and gives me a headache.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:48 PM
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We switched to compacts fluorescent (the swirled kind) years ago, but we did find
out fast that to get the BEST "true" lighting from the CF's that you needed to get
the 6500k DAYLIGHT kind (they have a brighter white), otherwise your lighting has
a yellowish haze.

We haven't purchased any incandescent bulbs since we switched everything over.

I have to say we are VERY happy with the CF's.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:55 PM
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​I have a couple of packages for a light that the other bulbs won't fit. Otherwise I am happy with the new bulbs.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:45 PM
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My eye doctor said he has had more complaints from his patients about the lights causing headaches, I guess because more are using them.
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Old 12-14-2013, 02:11 AM
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I switched awhile ago. The incandescent light have mercury in them, and they are a hazmet problem.
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:28 AM
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Now I will be running out to the stores to buy these. Like I needed another thing to worry about. Thanks for the warning. I stopped watching the news. It just depresses and annoys me too much so I had not heard this.
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:18 AM
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The reasons the are being replaced? They are extremely inefficient. They waste natural resources. They do not provided proper lighting. They put harmful chemicals into the land fill and the atmosophere and our lives.
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:34 AM
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I switched to the new ones a while back and they are fine for me.
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We switched ever since they first came out. We also got the daylight version. I don't think they last any longer.
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We've switched gradually as the old style bulbs burnt out. Our monthly equal pay electric bill was 173.00 a month 2 years ago. It has dropped by 40.00, and the only thing different is the bulbs.

It did take some getting used to in lighting that shows the bulbs. Didn't take long to forget they were even different.
and I'm careful which type of light I get, the bright white I hate, too cold feeling. Might be my age.
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