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The secret that will destroy us all

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posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 01:46 AM
reply to post by MR BOB

Look without even reading any infomation about theses globes.I hate them.They give out poor light and the light effects my eyes.Sometimes the light changes.they are too dull.Give me the old light bulbs anyday.

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 01:47 AM
the amount of merc is so small it takes thousands and thousands to amount to one ioata of a problem. To combat this, it is called recycleing, which you all wanted in the first place. You want to save energy, then use these lamps and recycle them when their life is up. That is what you wanted, to save energy. Do you realize how much energy is saved if every household uses at least one of these lamps.

induction lighting or LED is the future but you dont want to spend the extra cash. it makes me sick knowing I share a country with you all.

and please save me the fact of saying I do not know the facts. I am the one who wrote and studied the facts for you all to form a basis of complaints.

I just moved out of this country, I can no longer live in a place my ancestors defended with their lives for winers like you all. Everyone wants an ideoogy without taking the extra step from their own lives to achive it.

[edit on 9/4/2009 by whskybarjm]

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 01:58 AM
reply to post by skeetontheconspiracy

Anyone know about these batteries used for some of the electric cars?There supposed to be very toxic & hard to dispose of...

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 02:23 AM
i've actually wondered about these trinkets.

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 02:24 AM
i forgot to say that your soon to have me breaking down alot of light bulbs

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 02:30 AM
S&F, more people need to know about these!
I've known for a while, it's crazy to think what will happen when millions of people throw these out...they don't last 5 years at all, more like 2 years tops.
Where I live it is illegal to throw these away but nobody knows that, nobody enforces it, we threw them away for years, as did everyone else I know. Even if they create a massive recycling service for these bulbs people will still throw them out, they will still get broken.

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 02:34 AM

Originally posted by whskybarjm

the amount of merc is so small it takes thousands and thousands to amount to one ioata of a problem. To combat this, it is called recycleing, which you all wanted in the first place. You want to save energy, then use these lamps and recycle them when their life is up. That is what you wanted, to save energy. Do you realize how much energy is saved if every household uses at least one of these lamps.

There are millions of households using these bulbs. Nobody knows of any recycling programs for these pieces of hazardous waste. As stated in a recent reply most people toss them out, even though it is illegal to do so in my state. There are no recycling programs for them, no information, no enforcement of the law against tossing them out. Most people simply do not know...and tossing them in with other recyclables would be turning everyday cans/bottles/paper into deadly toxic waste

Originally posted by whskybarjm
I just moved out of this country...

...hey! problem solved...who's next?

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 02:45 AM
Where are the lawsuits?
Is there warning labels on these bulbs?
My family and I purchase regular old fashioned bulbs still..
So I ask...where are the lawsuits? Should I start one lol..

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 03:07 AM

Originally posted by 0neKnows

I would be more worried about the dental amalgam controversy. I literally eat mercury for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
[edit on 5-9-2009 by 0neKnows]

I had some of my metal fillings removed over the years, but as far as I can tell I haven't gotten sick from it.
Too bad dentistry is so expensive, by the time I get them all replaced I will probably kick the bucket!

It's a shame over all because I just bought all these light bulbs as well thinking I was doing my part for the enviorment and saving some $$ and it always turns out to be crap in the end...
It just goes to show you that more and more people want to do the right thing but we are always duped by someone down the line. All for the sake of the Almighty $.
I hate $.

[edit on 6-9-2009 by Numb2itall]

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 03:11 AM
What ever happened to the good ol' bee's wax candle...?

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 03:13 AM
i saw a video on here a long time ago about how much energy these bulbs bleed. i had them in the fan above my bed. while i had these i had SEVERE foot pain. i had to go to the doctors and got ortHopedic insoles,and they didnt work. i changed the bulbs and have had no problems since. these are also not uv shielded,AND CAUSE UNBELIEVEABLE DAMAGE



[edit on 6-9-2009 by Spectre0o0]

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 03:21 AM
I have been unwell for almost 6 months. Symptoms that mimic an autoimmune disease like M.S. Been chasing doctors and getting tests all to no avail.

A few weeks ago i thought i may have figured it out on my own.


When i read your OP a light bulb went off in my head( no pun intended)

6 months ago one of those bulbs the lamp next to my desk shorted out, smoldering inside the porcelain and emitting a huge cloud of smoke. When i came running to find out what was going on it continued to burn until i turned off lamp. The stench was acrid and the porcelain was cracked and threads fused to socket. It fell apart in my hands and dust and soot fell on the floor.

I don't think i have ever vacuumed under that lamp and i sit at this desk daily.

I am going to get my mercury levels checked and have the carpet tested. Thank you very much for this possible lead.

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 04:02 AM
reply to post by The Great Day

The Great Day, keep us posted! I have seen these pop and sizzle and smoke when they burn out...gosh I hope that's smoke and not mercury! My bedroom smelled bad the rest of the evening when the last one burnt out...

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 04:14 AM
It's all a big joke and the jokes on us. How can we wake the people up to realize that the Government doesn't do anything for the better?

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 04:25 AM
reply to post by AnonymousMoose

hmmmm fire hazard as well.

will do, may take some time but i will try not to procrastinate on this.

PS i don't have every one of those symptoms listed for Candida

[edit on 6-9-2009 by The Great Day]

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 04:56 AM
Some interesting research as to making your average lightbulb more efficient.

An ultra-powerful laser can turn regular incandescent light bulbs into power-sippers, say optics researchers at the University of Rochester. The process could make a light as bright as a 100-watt bulb consume less electricity than a 60-watt bulb while remaining far cheaper and radiating a more pleasant light than a fluorescent bulb can.

dont let this bit scare you as to the production requirements

The key to creating the super-filament is an ultra-brief, ultra-intense beam of light called a femtosecond laser pulse. The laser burst lasts only a few quadrillionths of a second. To get a grasp of that kind of speed, consider that a femtosecond is to a second what a second is to about 32 million years. During its brief burst, Guo's laser unleashes as much power as the entire grid of North America onto a spot the size of a needle point. That intense blast forces the surface of the metal to form nanostructures and microstructures that dramatically alter how efficiently light can radiate from the filament.

still too early to be commercially viable but there is hope.

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 05:21 AM
reply to post by MR BOB

Great post, and probably a bit more thorough than the others, but this has been posted several times previously. Please search before posting old information as new. Way too much credit has been received for a repeat thread. Thanks for sharing, though.


posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 05:52 AM
i like ur avatar XD
anyway in school i was in "lightning" class,a class that was specialyzed in light sources,electrycitys,and theatrical ligthning.
anyway i didnt listened and i didnt learned anything..
but i now i just have to know,there must be some other type of light,that is
energy saving but not HAZARDIOUS to our health. something maybe a little
more expensive at first,but that will last longer
btw i guess its not the mercury the main reason,most of these new lighttubs are just chinas trash,they brake after a month and are more expensive wtf?
so i guess we should all buy LED?

[edit on 6-9-2009 by Stillalive]

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 06:06 AM
I remember reading of a woman two years ago who had broken one of these while changing a light in her children's room. Wanting to do the right thing, and being aware of the mercury, she contacted various agencies until the EPA moved in to do a decontamination. By the time they were through, she was 30k poorer.

I honestly can't stand them. They have come a way, but for the most part the light they issue sucks. The color temperature listed is completely useless. Just try comparing two lights of the same temp. They are either a sickly yellow, or make everything look blue, yet illuminate incompletely. I feel the same way about LED lights.

My main reason for posting is to ask a question: Does anyone remember reading in the late 80's/early 90's about a new incandescent lightbulb that was coming to market which was to be marketed as never burning out? The news spread from the business journals onto the main page of the newspaper, and then onto TV. It didn't actually last a lifetime, but was expected to last around 15 years. There was a mild anticipatory media buzz for awhile, then all talk of it disappeared. At the time, they were less than a year from putting it into production.

It certainly seemed a legitimate company. There was even discussion of how the discovery would effect GE.

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 06:14 AM
Yes Ive heard about what these energy saving bulbs contain and they are very hard to dispose of. S&F

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