Skip to comments.Change that bulb!
Posted on 01/23/2012 10:01:01 PM PST by Rabin
Most people have incandescent (in-can-DESS-ent) light bulbs in their house. These bulbs get very hot and use a lot of energy.
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The only things that God intended to be curleycue are french fries and little pig’s tails!
Well GE is a huge cash cow, for sure. But the underlying item here (believe it or no), Carbon Credits!
I stocked up last year.
200 hundred watters
200 seventy fives, and a butt load of 100w ceiling pars.
set for life
screw the feds
Do you realize how many rural pump houses are kept from freezing pipes through the heat of an incandescent bulb?
Gee, we musta kilt their site. LOL! I keep getting a “DNS” message.
This Tennessean can’t stand TVA. And I can’t stand those crappy CFLs. We tried a couple and they didn’t last as long as the incandescents.
We’ve stocked up on incandescent bulbs and have no intention of using anything else.
I would agree with your observations. There is NO way that they last 13x, not even close. I think I get less than 2x the life out of a CFL (vs. incandescent). The added life, if any, and electricity savings does not justify the added cost.
TVA, the folk who used to GVE AWAY electric blankest in order to INCREASE electricity usage!
Cut back on power = your RATW will go UP!
No savings to you.
Thanks for reminding me to buy more incandescent bulbs while I can.
Here is another similar thread:
This is one big green scam to enable crony capitalism..
If they're isn't enough electricity to go around, why do they keep letting more and more immigrants into the country?????
Which it would. The real cost of the item would become obvious.
I had to replace 2 burned out CFL bulbs in the house we rent. There is no easy way to dispose of them. I told my husband I bet nearly every garbage truck in the U.S. is now contaminated with mercury. It was sooo tempting to just throw them in the garbage, rather than save them in a box to eventually recycle when I can find where to recycle them. How many “Joe Averages” realize they have mercury and aren’t just tossing them in the garbage?
Were not done, though. CFLs function optimally in light fixtures designed for compact fluorescent bulbs. Not only will installing a CFL in a non-CFL rated fixture reduce the service life of the CFL (now wed be getting down below the service life of those nasty, old incandescent bulbs), but the CFL bulb may not fit or produce the same lighting for the area. Additionally, most CFLs do not work in a dimmer fixture, unless the CFL is rated for dimmers and the fixture is designed for a dimmer CFL. How environmental will it be for homeowners to tear out and install new light fixtures?
I save the purchase receipts and when the CFL fails I return to the store. The number of hours is on the box, and if the number of days time 24 hours is not greater then the life in hours on the box, I ask for a replacement!
It's odd though that the site has the TVA Logo but it is a .com site. All TVA sites I know of are .gov. This site looks like some sort of TVA partnership or authorized use of Logo and name with an unidentified group pushing GREEN.
I just drive to lowes or home depot and throw those crappy non functioning curly bulbs in the grocery baskets out in the parking lot.
Just let the big box stores deal with disposal.
Bush forgot his veto pin far too many times.
I’ve got two CFL bulbs in an enclosed kitchen fixture that were put in in May 2008 and they are still going. That light is on a lot each day. No one realizes they are CFL since the color match with incandescent is good.
I don’t use them for all fixtures, but for this one they are doing fine.
When I was a kid many years ago, I can remember the garbage men throwing four foot tube fluorescents in the trucks. People had them in kitchen ceiling fixtures. They (and we) loved to hear them pop and release a cloud of phosphors. They also had a lot more mercury than present CFLs. The trucks were contaminated back then, and probably worse.
Yes incandescents get very hot and therefore there is a lot of wasted energy (but only when the furnace is turned off).
For all the winter months, those bulbs are perfectly energy efficient, as they help heat your home.
This is the time to be pro-choice
I like halogen bulbs
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