Incandescent Bulbs Free to Good Home
bruninga at usna.edu
Fri May 25 08:39:25 CDT 2012
Around here, Home Depot has a CFL recycling box by their exit doors. With
55 in my house over the last several years, I have only had one fail in the
last year (after 3 years of 24/7/365 use in the basement. Though I also
admit that I bought a batch from walmart in the early days, and half of them
failed in the first 1 second.
Savings from 55 bulbs at $50 each is over $2500 over their life. I am very
happy with them. Bob, WB4aPR
From: tacos-bounces+bruninga=nadn.navy.mil at amrad.org
[mailto:tacos-bounces+bruninga=nadn.navy.mil at amrad.org] On Behalf Of Robert
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2012 6:41 AM
To: Joseph Bento
Cc: 'Tacos AMRAD'
Subject: Re: Incandescent Bulbs Free to Good Home
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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