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Do you have CFL bulbs?

I just got my whole house outfitted with CFL bulbs, and I'm impressed! I like how bright they are! Anyone else?

 
lovingmy4babies

Asked by lovingmy4babies at 7:13 PM on Apr. 5, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • We sure do! cut our monthly electric bill by over 35 dollars by changing all the bulbs out. Yea they are pricy but the bulbs last 10 years or more.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 7:15 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • We couldnt believe it either. My folks told us how much we could save. We tried it and have to say, Mom was right.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 7:17 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Just an FYI....you cannot just toss those in the garbage, they are actually worse for our environment than regular ones if you do this. However, you can take them to Home Depot and they have a container you can put the ones that have gone bad in. They are actually just like a fluorescent lamp you would find in an office so they have a ballast inside them to make them run. This is what is bad for the environment. So please make sure if you use them, you dispose of them properly.


     

    Peajewel

    Answer by Peajewel at 9:01 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Wow- $35 is a big savings!
    lovingmy4babies

    Comment by lovingmy4babies (original poster) at 7:16 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • We've switched over about 75%
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 7:29 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • I love them! I also like that they last much longer
    sodapple

    Answer by sodapple at 8:28 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Peajewel- I read that on the box. It contains mercury, which is highly toxic, so of course we wouldn't just throw them out. We have a recycling or disposal box at our Ace Hardware here, so we're good :)
    lovingmy4babies

    Comment by lovingmy4babies (original poster) at 9:21 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • we have some
    JHanc968

    Answer by JHanc968 at 10:33 PM on Apr. 16, 2011

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