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Light Bulbs, Gas Changing as U.S. Energy Bill Passes
Tue Dec 18, 2:19 PM ET
Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- The light bulbs in almost every U.S. home and the gasoline in many cars will be altered by energy legislation that the U.S. House of Representatives passed today. President George W. Bush plans to sign the bill tomorrow
Incandescent light bulbs will begin to be phased out in 2012,
Can I use a compact fluorescent light bulb with a dimmer switch?
To use a compact fluorescent bulb on a dimmer switch, you must buy a bulb that's specifically made to work with dimmers (check the package). GE makes a dimming compact fluorescent light bulb (called the Energy Smart Dimming Spirals®) that is specially designed for use with dimming switches. We don't recommend using regular compact fluorescent bulbs with dimming switches, since this can shorten bulb life. (Using a regular compact fluorescent bulb with a dimmer will also nullify the bulb's warranty.)
Originally posted by hildar
The problem though with the new bulbs is if they break you can get mercury poisoning. I hope you all know that, they also give off mercury vapors even when you turn them on. Not much but some. And these bulbs can not be disposed of in landfills, due to the fact they contain mercury. I need more coffee. It took me 5 misspelled word to get thru this. But I had one that got broken and its not a good thing.
Which makes me wonder, why in the heck would the government endorse something that is harmful to us? Like flouride in the water, mercury in vaccines, and now in light bulbs. Strange I think the government is trying to kill us all. But still I dont think the government has the right to tell us what we can do and not do as far as lights are concerned. If they want to come in my home and check my bulbs I will stick one in there butt. Lets see if that will put some light on the subject.