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  • CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) eyed for fire danger

    12/28/2011 7:37:38 PM PST · by matt04 · 78 replies
    Compact fluorescent lamps, or CFLs, have been counted on to light the way to a more energy-efficient future. Compared to traditional incandescent bulbs, which will gradually be phased out starting in January, CFLs use about a fifth the power and have a life six to 10 times as great. However, since the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission launched its online safety complaints database in March, there have been 34 reports made by people about CFLs that emitted smoke or a burning odor and four reports of the devices catching fire. As perspective, though, 272 million CFLs were sold in 2009...
  • Change a Light Bulb and SAVE!!!

    10/14/2006 3:37:44 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 161 replies · 4,844+ views
    DOE ^ | 10-10-2006 | DOE
    If every household in America changed just one traditional light bulb to a energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulb at home, combined efforts would save 5.6 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year or $526 million a year in electric expenses. This would save enough energy to light more than 2.5 million homes for a year and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of nearly 800,000 cars. CFL light bulbs use 2/3 less energy than standard incandescent light bulbs and last up to ten times longer. Replacing a 60-watt incandescent with a 13-watt CFL can save consumers at least $30 in energy...
  • Ford Has a Better Idea: One Nation Under Allah (Religion of Peace Alert)

    12/30/2003 5:16:48 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 9 replies · 1,164+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | December 30, 2003 | Alyssa A. Lappen
    This is the first in a series of articles FrontPage Magazine will present on the misdeeds of the Ford Foundation. A recent, disturbing editorial in the Wall Street Journal has scratched the surface of this heavily funded, tax-exempt, politically leftist organization. We hope to continue to expose Ford's sponsorship of far-Left causes in the days to come. -- The Editors. To most Americans, it may seem unlikely that the U.S. Constitution could -- or should -- ever be revised to conform to strict Islamic law. But an educational program funded by the Ford Foundation has explored that very possibility, challenging...