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Your Government At Work - Outlawing Incandescent Light Bulbs

I wonder what happens if we follow the money from these pinhead assemblymen from - you guessed it - California and New Jersey; home of the knee-jerk alarmist cabbage patch children. I bet we find investments in fluorescent lightbulb companies.

Lights out on Edison's bulb? - CNN.com

What these dipshits fail to realize is that energy can be produced from renewable methods - in their states - without dumping tons of mercury into landfills (exactly what would happen if you replace millions of incandescent lamps with fluorescent ones).
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I wonder what happens if we follow the money from these pinhead assemblymen from - you guessed it - California and New Jersey; home of the knee-jerk alarmist cabbage patch children. I bet we find investments in fluorescent lightbulb companies.

Lights out on Edison's bulb? - CNN.com

What these dipshits fail to realize is that energy can be produced from renewable methods - in their states - without dumping tons of mercury into landfills (exactly what would happen if you replace millions of incandescent lamps with fluorescent ones).
I can't speak for California, but the swamps around Giant Stadium in New Jersey are already loaded with mercury, so they can dump there with no additional ill effects... It's a left over fron the defence plants in the area......

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Beyond the issue of cost, one common consumer concern is that fluorescent lamps contain trace quantities of mercury, whilst incandescent bulbs do not contain any. This would appear to suggest that incandescent bulbs release less mercury into the environment.

On the contrary, the Lighting Industry Federation (LIF) has reported that the extra quantity of mercury emissions from burning fossil fuels in power stations to power incandescent lamps is three times the amount contained in equivalent energy efficient lamps.

Significantly, a CFL has the distinct advantage that its mercury can be collected and recycled, unlike atmospheric pollution. Power stations also produce sulphur and nitrogen oxides which contribute to 'acid rain'.

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Incandescent light bulb is here to stay.
As I dabble into the realm of lighting design, I realize how lighting and human psychology are closely intertwined.

To cut to the chase, incandescence, as the term suggest, is white heat. The light is a product of filament inside the bulb being heated. The resultant warm glow is not dissimilar to, but in fact same as another heat-generated light source - what we as cave people watched tens of thousands years ago - the fire. There is no substitute to this light source that appeals to our primal senses.

Also, incandescent light gives better color rendition - much closer to that of daylight all across the spectrum.

I have CFLs installed in 90% of all the lighting at home but where color matters and circuits with built in dimmers (dining room, above counter lights in the kitchen, bedside lights and bathroom sconces flanking medicine cabinet) I have the good old Edison bulbs.

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We need a federal program to stamp-out incandescent bulbs. It's for the children.

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Incandescent light bulb is here to stay.
As I dabble into the realm of lighting design, I realize how lighting and human psychology are closely intertwined.

To cut to the chase, incandescence, as the term suggest, is white heat. The light is a product of filament inside the bulb being heated. The resultant warm glow is not dissimilar to, but in fact same as another heat-generated light source - what we as cave people watched tens of thousands years ago - the fire. There is no substitute to this light source that appeals to our primal senses.

Also, incandescent light gives better color rendition - much closer to that of daylight all across the spectrum.

I have CFLs installed in 90% of all the lighting at home but where color matters and circuits with built in dimmers (dining room, above counter lights in the kitchen, bedside lights and bathroom sconces flanking medicine cabinet) I have the good old Edison bulbs.
Disregard the above-mentioned psycho-babble of the light techno-dabbler, embrace the new 'enlightenment' made possible by new scientific studies which prove the viability of alternate means of light sources which will benefit us all and preserve our planet.

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Q: How many Bush administration officials does it
take to screw in a light bulb?

A: None. There is nothing wrong with the light bulb.
Conditions are improving every day. Any reports of its
lack of incandescence are a delusional spin from the
liberal media. That light bulb has served honorably,
and anything you say undermines the lighting effect.
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