Answer by LoriKeet at 5:17 PM on Dec. 10, 2010
We have switched to LED lights in our home but we made the choice to do that. No one should be told what kind of light bulbs they should buy. We never bought the CFL bulbs florescent lights give me migraines when I am out and about no way do I want them in my home. This was a big Congress and Bush Fail.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:12 AM on Dec. 10, 2010
Considering the mercury, they should have directions as to how to clean up a broken CFL. They don't put those instructions on the packages and you are not supposed to vacuum it up. You are also supposed to leave the room for 15 minutes after a bulb breaks. But I'm sure the government is looking out for MY best interest, right?
On another note, the life span of a CFL has more to do with how it is used. If you do a lot of short usages then that cuts down on the life span of a CFL (like using one in a water closet - toilet room where you only keep the bulb on for a few minutes at a time).
Not that this is important at all unless you have a little kids that love to cook, but I doubt that a CFL is going to bake an EZ Bake cake like a good old fashioned incandescent bulb.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:17 AM on Dec. 10, 2010
On another note, the life span of a CFL has more to do with how it is used
They last NO WHERE NEAR what they say! Hubby switched all ours out a few years ago...still use them, but they aren't as long lasting as they state. and I HATE how they are DIM then get brighter
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:31 AM on Dec. 10, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:47 AM on Dec. 10, 2010
Answer by waldorfmom at 2:44 PM on Dec. 10, 2010
Answer by CraftingMama at 10:01 AM on Dec. 10, 2010
Just in case anyone is interested, here are the instructions as to how to clean it up as per the EPA.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:22 AM on Dec. 10, 2010
They last NO WHERE NEAR what they say! Hubby switched all ours out a few years ago...still use them, but they aren't as long lasting as they state. and I HATE how they are DIM then get brighter Answer by sweet-a-kins
I agree. I have had a couple that burned out very quickly (within weeks of putting them in). I don't like that the disposal instructions are not on the packages since there seems to be enough concern for them to instruct such extra precautions when disposing of broken pieces and 'residue'. Like turning off forced air or heat before and during vacuuming several times after a bulb has broken. IDK about the rest of you, but that's a red flag to me. I use a few of them, only in places where the lights stay on long enough to make it worth it. Many people get headaches from them though, so there should be other options.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:36 AM on Dec. 10, 2010
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