If energy needs to be saved, there are good ways to do it.
                                                               Government product regulation is not one of them

Monday, July 25, 2011

"Light Relief"

The light yet dim side of light bulb rules

// update, added videolink August 1 //
1. Ban...
US Government have fun with incandescents
(not forgetting that most CFL and LED energy is released as heat too.. http://ceolas.net/#li6x except that it's internalized to give the confirmed CFL fire risk)
2. Promote...
Fox News have fun with CFLs
(Update, 2013 review of the blog posts: It was as seen taken off Youtube, I believe it was a Hazmat spoof, a sketch calling an environmental cleanup team into the TV studio because they broke a mercury containing CFL. All about broken CFLs and mercury here: http://ceolas.net/#li191x)
CBC (Canada) have less fun with CFLs
(CBC, Canada's main broadcating corporation, have a closer look at CFL radiation, the mentioned research is further covered here: http://ceolas.net/#li18x)
As does an American TV journalist...
....A TV journalist tried unsuccessfully last week to contact EPA, before cleaning up a broken CFL bulb himself in this video (MRCTV)
3. Get...?
Hey Man.. Gotta Light?!
(not forgetting that in post-ban Europe, proposed fines and/or prison sentence from distributing illegal light bulbs, eg 5000 euros 3 months prison first offence, 50 000 euros 6 months prison second offence, is actually worse than illegal drug distribution in some countries)
 

1 comment:

Electrical Continuing Education said...

I've been reading a lot of issues about CFLs and the danger it may bring. I don't know if I already need to change my bulbs at home. All of my bulbs are CFLs. My contractor who took his Electrical Continuing Education said that LED is much better to use.