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Change that bulb!
Tennessee Valley Authority ^ | open | TVA staff

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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Amazing.

Agenda sorta, or just crony driven propaganda. Non-tax dollars at work.

Rab

1 posted on 01/23/2012 10:01:16 PM PST by Rabin
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To: Rabin
OF course they won't explain in detail on that first page how NOT to dispose of CFL bulbs.

I so want to go to the capital and throw a box of them onto the senate floor...just to see how they would react.

2 posted on 01/23/2012 10:05:29 PM PST by Paul46360
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To: Rabin

i luv curlycue bulbs...


3 posted on 01/23/2012 10:07:59 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Rabin

No, clear propaganda.

The compact florescent bulbs do not last anything like 13 times as long, as stated on the website. I think they last about 2x as long, based on my observation. In terms of cost they might charitably be called a wash; in terms of quality of light they are a step back. Since I refuse to feel guilty for being a white, Western civilization-type, I wonder what the big deal is with this inferior technology. Guess I need reeducation. I’ll report to the rice paddies in the morning.


4 posted on 01/23/2012 10:10:16 PM PST by LifePath
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5 posted on 01/23/2012 10:10:54 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Rabin

Easier said than done in some cases. If you have lamps that use a shade that clamps over the bulb, they don’t work with cfl’s. The cfl’s seem to be not as bright as its incandescent equivalent. You can go higher though since the wattage is so reduced.

The biggest problem though is finding reliable cfls that are dimmable and I haven’t seen any for 42 watt range equal to the 150 incandescent that we use in our computer room. The 100 isn’t really bright enough.

If you read reviews at sites people complain about the bulbs going bad too fast for the prices paid and you have to be careful if you get the wrong bulb it will cast a bluish light or with the led a greenish light. ick


6 posted on 01/23/2012 10:12:02 PM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Rabin

Let’s hear it for Heat Balls, especially in the winter.


7 posted on 01/23/2012 10:12:25 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Rabin

Thank BUSH for signing that bill.

The buck stops there.


8 posted on 01/23/2012 10:17:45 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Rabin
Change that bulb!

KMA!

9 posted on 01/23/2012 10:18:03 PM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Paladin2

Or you have a wife who has seizures because of the flickering in the CFL bulb. That is just great, I hope they get the LED bulbs working well before I run out of the incandescent bulb I have stock piled. I wish the government was not so stupid. Well I could just get the oil lamp out again. Had to use it when the power went out last week.


10 posted on 01/23/2012 10:19:19 PM PST by jimpick
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To: Rabin

Won’t go well with my tagline, but.....

Take your mercury laced bulbs and shove them up your ass!


11 posted on 01/23/2012 10:21:32 PM PST by Anti-Hillary (No Jesus, No Peace! Know Jesus, Know Peace!)
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To: Carthego delenda est

Cart, “i luv curlycue bulbs...”

Mmmm, uu, sure. Gotta get a curly too.

R.


12 posted on 01/23/2012 10:23:07 PM PST by Rabin
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To: jimpick

Well, there is always the white gas, Coleman lantern.


13 posted on 01/23/2012 10:23:18 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Netizen

The manufacturers of inkjet cartridges furnish packaging to send them back for recycling. Why not require twisty bulb manufacturers to do the same.


14 posted on 01/23/2012 10:23:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Rabin
Oh, and I got another thing to say.... I remember the old school thermometers that we had to dispose of (no great loss) because the mercury in them was “dangerous”!!! But these new crappy bulbs are “great”! Libs make me want to pull my hair out.

LEAVE ME AND MY LIGHTBULBS ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

15 posted on 01/23/2012 10:26:02 PM PST by Anti-Hillary (No Jesus, No Peace! Know Jesus, Know Peace!)
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To: 70times7

Change that bulb!
KMA!


Yep.

Let them draw a big crowd of tree huggers and then KMA.


16 posted on 01/23/2012 10:29:56 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Paul46360
I so want to go to the capital and throw a box of them onto the senate floor...just to see how they would react.

Me too although I want to practice first on an Occupy rally.

17 posted on 01/23/2012 10:32:26 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Rabin
Lots of heat?

Fine!

I live in North Dakota!

What's wrong with a little extra heat?--especially when it's in the rooms you are using.

Sheesh!

18 posted on 01/23/2012 10:32:40 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Paladin2
Let’s hear it for Heat Balls, especially in the winter.

Really. In the winter I have them all on to warm the house up. A 100 watt bulb in a trouble light allows me to eat beefsteak tomatoes all winter long. I am guessing a 100 watt bulb uses less juice than a milk heater.

19 posted on 01/23/2012 10:38:37 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: HiTech RedNeck
furnish packaging to send them back for recycling...

If it helps put them out of business, I'm all for it.

But, otherwise, it would be the same solution that the government repeats over and over and over again: Legislate a problem, then legislate the solution. And, repeat.

20 posted on 01/23/2012 10:41:11 PM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: Carthego delenda est

The only things that God intended to be curleycue are french fries and little pig’s tails!


21 posted on 01/23/2012 10:52:27 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: C210N

Well GE is a huge cash cow, for sure. But the underlying item here (believe it or no), Carbon Credits!


22 posted on 01/23/2012 10:54:23 PM PST by Rabin
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To: Rabin

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


23 posted on 01/23/2012 10:56:23 PM PST by MistrX
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To: Rabin

Do you realize how many rural pump houses are kept from freezing pipes through the heat of an incandescent bulb?


24 posted on 01/23/2012 11:14:40 PM PST by marsh2
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To: Rabin

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.


25 posted on 01/23/2012 11:17:04 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: LifePath

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.


26 posted on 01/23/2012 11:19:38 PM PST by kidd
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To: Rabin

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.


27 posted on 01/23/2012 11:23:20 PM PST by Loyal Sedition
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To: Rabin

Here is another similar thread:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2833134/posts?page=117#117

This is one big green scam to enable crony capitalism..


28 posted on 01/23/2012 11:36:12 PM PST by dila813
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To: Rabin
1) Middle aged people look even older in fluorescent lighting
2) Fluorescent lighting will likely increase seasonal affective disorder in northern climates: more suicides and lower productivity would result.
3) Real wood furniture (like my mahogany desk) glows under incandescent lighting, but looks more like Formica in fluorescent lighting.

If they're isn't enough electricity to go around, why do they keep letting more and more immigrants into the country?????

29 posted on 01/23/2012 11:53:16 PM PST by Age of Reason
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To: C210N
If it helps put them out of business, I'm all for it.

Which it would. The real cost of the item would become obvious.

30 posted on 01/24/2012 12:00:32 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Anti-Hillary

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?


31 posted on 01/24/2012 12:25:40 AM PST by pops88 (Geek chick over 50)
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To: LifePath
Not so fast. Let’s start with the time that you have a CFL on. Compact fluorescent bulbs are designed to be on for extended periods of time to meet their rated life — I’m talking 4 hours, continuously. If you only leave one on for an hour, the rated life drops by 20% and as much as 50%. If you cycle it on and off like most of us do in our homes, you’ve reduced the rated life by 70% – 85%! So, for the example the EPA uses in the graph above, an 8,000 hour CFL would now only last 1,200 hours. You’re now down in the range of many incandescent bulbs rated life.

We’re 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 we’d 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?

http://therealtimjones.com/truth-compact-fluorescent-bulbs/

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!

32 posted on 01/24/2012 1:33:03 AM PST by Lockbox
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To: Rabin
No it's Tax Dollars if it is TVA as it is a federal agency born of The New Deal, The New Steal, or The Raw Deal, take your pick LOL depending on how you look at the history.

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.

33 posted on 01/24/2012 1:50:18 AM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Paul46360

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.


34 posted on 01/24/2012 2:04:26 AM PST by 9422WMR
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To: quantim

Bush forgot his veto pin far too many times.


35 posted on 01/24/2012 2:20:16 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: LifePath

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.


36 posted on 01/24/2012 2:40:56 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: pops88
I told my husband I bet nearly every garbage truck in the U.S. is now contaminated with mercury.

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.

37 posted on 01/24/2012 2:48:49 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Rabin

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.


38 posted on 01/24/2012 3:27:28 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Rabin

This is the time to be pro-choice


39 posted on 01/24/2012 3:37:55 AM PST by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: Rabin

I like halogen bulbs


40 posted on 01/24/2012 3:53:36 AM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: Rabin

Stick it in your socket TVA!


41 posted on 01/24/2012 4:11:41 AM PST by relictele (Green energy is neither)
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To: Rabin

Stick it in your socket TVA!


42 posted on 01/24/2012 4:11:44 AM PST by relictele (Green energy is neither)
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To: Rabin

Stick it in your socket TVA!


43 posted on 01/24/2012 4:11:44 AM PST by relictele (Green energy is neither)
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To: MistrX
Mistr and all you other hoarders ---

Don't forget to buy lamp sockets as well! I have been told that the mercury laden pieces of crap will have a smaller base, so it might not be a bad idea to buy the current incandescent sockets to fit all those bulbs you are hoarding.

BTW, pretty impressive collection! I am only up to 100 100W and about 50 Three Way 100-200-250's!

44 posted on 01/24/2012 4:23:05 AM PST by misharu (US Congress: Children without adult supervision.)
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To: LifePath
"The compact florescent bulbs do not last anything like 13 times as long, as stated on the website. I think they last about 2x as long, based on my observation. In terms of cost they might charitably be called a wash; in terms of quality of light they are a step back"

Depends on what you buy. If you buy el-cheapo CFL's, they won't last 13X, but they certainly last more than 2X. And you can get CFL's with the same "color temperature" as incandescents, so "quality of light" isn't an issue. We've replaced pretty much all our incandescents, except in the wife's bathroom and our outdoor lights.

45 posted on 01/24/2012 4:28:07 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
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To: Paul46360
I so want to go to the capital and throw a box of them onto the senate floor...just to see how they would react.

You would be arrested (uh-RESS-ted) and detained as a terrorist (TEE-bag-ger) indefinitely without charges or trial.

46 posted on 01/24/2012 4:29:16 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Paul46360

I so want to go to the capital and throw a box of them onto the senate floor...just to see how they would react.

After they coward into a corner they would charge you as a terriost.


47 posted on 01/24/2012 4:31:40 AM PST by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: Right Wing Assault

I have two wall lamps in a hall way, about 10 feet apart that have 100 watt incandescent bulbs that have never been changed since we moved into the house in December 1992. They get regular, if not “heavy” usage, on for awhile, off for awhile. They are G.E. bulbs and I’d be willing to sell them to the government to study if the price is right.

I really don’t have a clue why they have lasted so long.


48 posted on 01/24/2012 4:33:03 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Rabin

Resist...Resist...Resist. You know what to do.


49 posted on 01/24/2012 4:34:49 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: LifePath
I experimented with the CF bulbs last year, and under regular use, they last about a year. The light they give off is poor quality, even those that claim to be equivalent to 60 or 100 watt incandescent bulbs. My opinion of them is that, as usual, they are an expensive fraud.

And just wait until we start hearing about all the mercury contamination in the landfills from thrown away CF bulbs in about 20 years. More Superfund galore!!!

50 posted on 01/24/2012 4:35:44 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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