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Old 01-12-2014, 08:06 PM   #76
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The mercury thing is a red herring. Bulbs use a miniscule amount, and you'd pretty much have to be either eating or snorting the glass shards to ingest any of it... and even then you'd probably have to go through dozens of bulbs to get an amount that even be considered harmful in the first place. In other words, in order to poison yourself on the mercury in your household CFLs, you'd have to be doing such an epicly stupid thing, repeatedly, that you're probably better off succumbing to Darwin anyway.
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:17 PM   #77
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That's it... I'm buying a box of incandescent bulbs next time in the states.

These bulbs are sketch when they die. From flashing that bright green light to smoking that pungent smell before dying, it's sketch.

Yeah, some go out peacefully as well, but too many cons than pros IMO.

Cons:
Shitty light
Takes time to warm up
Potential to smoke/rapid flicker when dying
Mercury if I accidently drop it (which I have, and they explode like flourescent bulbs)

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energy savings?
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Exactly what I did. Home Depot had a great sale on the old style bulbs last time I was down there, so I bought a bunch of 60w and 100w bulbs... Now I'm stocked up for a few years
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The mercury thing is a red herring. Bulbs use a miniscule amount, and you'd pretty much have to be either eating or snorting the glass shards to ingest any of it... and even then you'd probably have to go through dozens of bulbs to get an amount that even be considered harmful in the first place. In other words, in order to poison yourself on the mercury in your household CFLs, you'd have to be doing such an epicly stupid thing, repeatedly, that you're probably better off succumbing to Darwin anyway.
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I agree, it's stupid to get worked up over mercury. They used to give it to people as a laxative. Yes it's poisonous, but it's not something to be overly concerned about.

However there are enough other problems that it's still bullshit that you HAVE to use them.
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:49 PM   #79
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Or science class, when the teacher let us have a drop or two in our hands to play with. I think I've built up enough immunity to it because of it, LOLOLOLOLOL.

Thanks, old chem teacher...............
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