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Old 01-01-2014, 05:35 PM   #1
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I'm not a fan of CFL's, but not because of that link. They take forever to reach their full brightness. I'll stick with my halogen lights.
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i prefer the old style bulbs but the only place i know that still sells them is europe and i think thats changed/changing too

but LED bulbs ftw
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I'm not a fan of CFL's, but not because of that link. They take forever to reach their full brightness. I'll stick with my halogen lights.
Not new ones. That's only the case with the older ones.




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there is enough mercury in just one fluorescent light bulb to contaminate 6,000 gallons of water.
what the hell does that mean? Contaminate to what effect?


If anyone want's the older style bulbs I will sell them to you for $10 a bulb.
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I still prefer incandescent and halogen. I only use CFLs in lights that I leave on for long periods of time but don't spend much time in (hallways, etc). Being in a room with CFLs gives me a headache after a while. They also don't get bright until they have been on for a while. During that time, that dim, gross flickering light is not very comfortable.

I did buy some Phillips LED bulbs for shooting video and they are bright and light up immediately. I will probably start buying more of them for room lighting as my bulbs die. Never tried them for this, but I might as well give it a shot

I didn't know they stopped selling incandescents in Canada? that's crazy... You can still get them here easily, but I wonder for how long
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I am immune to mercury from all the tuna I eat. Bring it on CFLs. My body is ready.
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I didn't know they stopped selling incandescents in Canada? that's crazy... You can still get them here easily, but I wonder for how long
the ban became official today but stores had stopped carrying them a couple years ago (when the ban was originally meant to be imposed)

part of "going green" -_-
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Globalnews had a segment yesterday
which showed a Health Canada report on CFL bulbs:

low risk of mercury leakage if CFL bulb is broken.


Maybe I should buy more incandescent bulbs in the States
just in case the feds are wrong. -just to be safe
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the ban became official today but stores had stopped carrying them a couple years ago (when the ban was originally meant to be imposed)

part of "going green" -_-
Yeah that makes a lot of sense to "go green" in one of the few places on earth that have clean, cheap, plentiful energy

I won't get started on the "go green" thing, although I got pretty mad when I went to Ikea to buy replacement halogens for my kitchen, and they only had LEDs. In fact, they didn't carry ANY halogens or incandescents. They have all been replaced by gross CFLs and LEDs, and tons of propaganda about "GOING GREEN"

Of course much of the store lighting was halogen, because fluorescent and LEDs would make their products look gross.
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I stocked up on incandescent light bulbs. Still need more. I guess a trip to the US of A for light bulbs is in order.

Some people are affected by the type of light given off by flourescent type bulbs. LED's are a good alternative. Becoming more and more affordable.
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Wanna go green? Use fireflies trapped in glass.......... just like the good ol' days.

It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. <--- had to put that in there, LOL.
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Fluorescent lights? They hum like angels! You're never lonely if you've got a fluorescent light.
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Dirty electricity from CFL bulbs

You get headaches SkinnyPupp... why would our governments, the ones you're constantly defending, want to give unexpecting people (possibly in the millions considering the USA) health problems without even giving any kind of package warning?
Let us consider the children and teenagers who would never fathom such a phenomenon and are helpless to change their environment... then you have our scientists and media which are mute on the subject... is this just for governments to make a quick buck?

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When did I ever defend "our governments"?
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In some controversial threads, you've sided and posted the same main stream media views... just a couple of weeks ago in the bitcoin thread you label me in your category of "nut jobs" for my revelations.

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You're pretty quick to judge... yet we find that there are people like yourself who are effected by a different type of dirty electricity too... getting the same kind of headaches as I show in the TV video later in the same thread
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Charles will a hat made out of aluminum foil and grounded to my testicles via alligator clips prevent the effect of dirty electricity on my mind?
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Being in a room with CFLs gives me a headache after a while.
Did you get head aches in high school?
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Charles will a hat made out of aluminum foil and grounded to my testicles via alligator clips prevent the effect of dirty electricity on my mind?
No that clip would have to be touching "ground" to reduce the effects... whether its to a grounding pad to the electric outlets grounding hole, or to a grounding pad which the its wire penetrates outside of your window and into the ground.

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Can't remember really.. I didn't get a lot of sleep, and smoked a lot of pot, so if I did it could have been anything
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No that clip would have to be touching "ground" to reduce the effects... whether its to a grounding pad to the electric outlets grounding hole, or to a grounding pad which the its wire penetrates outside of your window and into the ground.

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In winter climates like ours, incandescents are 100% efficient. All the waste energy of an incandescent is heat, heat that your furnace doesn't have to put into your home.

I've heard of lighting upgrades in buildings to "high efficiency lamps" where after the upgrades the demand on the heating system went up just as much to compensate. In some cases, the heating systems weren't adequate for the additional loads and had to be upgraded as well.

CFL's are shit. Even with the new CFL's I can notice a warm-up time, and they get worse with age. I have a few left in my house which I'll be changing out to LED's soon. LED's just need to come down in price.

I don't think this whole issue with light bulbs is something the government needed to legislate. If people want to use incandescent light bulbs and are willing to pay for the energy to do so then so fucking be it.
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