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Post  crt on Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:52 pm

I'm not so happy with the new bulbs either. They are not lasting much longer than incandescents as promised, are not completely eco-friendly with the mercury they contain, and cost 50 cents a piece to dispose of in my area. With all the unemployment, you can guess what's going to happen with those bulbs. People are not going to be properly turn them in and pay the fees. Then with them being a migraine trigger too? I'm liking them less and less.

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Post  02R96 on Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:06 pm

I think the new LED bulbs will be the ultimate replacement. They are bright (although somewhat blueish), contain no dangerous chemicals and have are a long life product simply by nature of the LED.

However, they are very expensive. It's going to take sometime for the price to come down but I think the curly lights will be a short lived product (thank god).
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Post  CluelessKitty on Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:09 am

Ohhh, don't start me on this, I was so hyped up at first on those "eco friendly" bulbs until I found out about the mercury and how toxic they are when they break Evil or Very Mad

now I am suspicious of everything trumpeted as "new great eco -friendly" ...um, b*ll.

Will they never learn!?

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Post  moominamy on Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:11 am

As an aside, it took me ages to realise what this emoticon was, as to me it just looked like an eco-friendly light bulb!!! albino albino albino

Migrainity!

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Post  pen on Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:03 am

Apparently some of them have mercury in them!!!
Warnings of not touching them if they break and nor putting them in the bin....
Very friendly....
Wink

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Post  Paradox on Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:27 am

Love it, Moominamy! Idea

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