Incandescent Bulbs Free to Good Home
Robert E. Seastrom
rs at seastrom.com
Fri May 25 05:40:40 CDT 2012
Joseph Bento <joseph at kirtland.com> writes:
> The new T8 fluorescent tubes are great for the shop. In fact my
> workplace has converted to all T8's in the overhead fixtures,
> replacing all the T12's.
> I still wonder if the energy savings will outweigh the mercury
> contamination. Where I live, residences (not businesses) can
> dispose of CFL's with household trash. Mercury contamination is
> already an issue in Utah, since a good majority of our power comes
> from coal fired plants. Use less electricity, less mercury
> contamination from the coal. What of the mercury in the countless
> thousands of bulbs that end up in landfills, however?
It compares quite favorably, actualy.
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