Incandescent Bulbs Free to Good Home

Robert E. Seastrom rs at
Fri May 25 05:40:40 CDT 2012

Joseph Bento <joseph at> 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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