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The EPA’s Mercury Problem

Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 7:29 PM
any lighting engineer knows that fluorescents are best suited to apps that leave them on for long periods. for rapid off-on cycling,incandescents are better.

Ninety-six. That’s the number of 60-watt incandescent light bulbs I purchased last weekend after learning the other kind, the compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) environmentalists are so in love with, are hazardous to my health and to the environment. I would have preferred a higher wattage but discovered the 75-watt version was outlawed January 1st.

It took about three hours to replace every CFL bulb in my house and carefully place them in a huge plastic container used to transport them to the recycling center at a local home improvement store. I said a quick prayer for safety while coasting down the...