What on earth does not dying have to do with The Tea Party? Perhaps you
are humor and irony impaired and didn't notice a dig at the cluster
coitus know as Obamacare and the rumored "death panels" where who will
live and who will die is decided by some committee. It appears to be
happening in other countries which have government supplied health care
so it is actually a real concern of some people. I'm not a member of The
Tea Party nor do I even know anyone who is a member. The only group
I belong to is humanity but there are some who even question that fact. ^_^
Yes, the two classes of people who got asbestosis were miners and Navy
shipbuilders. There have been zero cases of little children in
schools getting mesothelioma, regardless of how many ambulance chasers
(Democrats) drone on about it.
That's silicone rubber and regular incandescent bulbs coated with clear
silicone rubber have been on the market for years. They are usually
rough service bulbs for uses in trouble lights which might be dropped
and the silicone keeps the glass from coming out of the fixture if the
bulb is shattered. ^_^
guess I'm going to die then because my brother and I had a
bottle of mercury that we would pour out on the table and
play with when we were kids.
Rolling from here to there and making little blobs out of
big ones and then back to big ones.
Someone please come save me!!!!!!
As a kid in the 30's I would rub mercury onto pennies to make them look like
silver. My teeth fillings have mercury in them I am told.
Because of my great interest in chemistry I knew NOT to heat it as gold
miners did and many lost their lives doing this.
To the original poster>>> I use the coiled type in our hallway over head
fixtures. They are horizonal mounted. Outlast the tungsten type.
I live in Milwaukee and in one of the suburbs, Shorewood that would
probably be true.
About two years ago I crushed a small aluminum V8 can on the curb to
leave for a scavenger and a detective stopped me, asked for my license
and started to call it in.
He was about the age of my daughter.
I then heard him cancel the call-in and he handed me my license back and
said: "I probably don't have to call this in...but that was littering
I was being facetious of course but not that much.
Group can read what the EPA says:
It sets the stage for the types of stupidity you dealt with.
I'm a retired chemist and today's chemophobia is one of my pet peeves.
Remember the '50's? Wasn't it mandatory to have a two or three ringed
fluorescent fixture centered over the kitchen table? Fluorescent
fixtures beneath the cabinets over food prep areas? Fluorescent
fixtures (tubes) housed in decorative fixtures?
They looked like crap and I wouldn't want one in the kitchen solely for
The only real problem I have with CFL's is that they look terrible. If
they had true color rendition and looked like incandescent, it wouldn't
be so bad.
The mercury is or can be a problem but when you raise that issue, the
Greenies are quick to point out that "incandescent bulbs are just as
bad" Really? or that just more bullshit from the "do as I say crowd?"
On 12/14/2013 02:27 PM, Unquestionably Confused wrote:
I haye them mostly because they give poor light. I have a few in areas
that do not require particularly good illumination.
I just cannot believe that no one can prefect LED technology for home
lighting. My LED flashlights are great.
They're OK for a basement. Tubes are much better, though. CFLs are a
lightbulb designed by committee (Congress).
There's sound technical reasons this hasn't happened. Light bulbs, by
their nature, are fairly omnidirectional radiators. LEDs are just the
opposite. In flashlights, a directional source is a good thing. For
general illumination, not so much.
The early CFL bulbs were garbage, but most of the recent CFL's I've picked
up from places like Home Depot have been great. The same "soft white" color
temperature (around 2700K) and equal or better brightness. We use them
everywhere except on our dimmer circuits where even the dimming bulbs don't
work very well. The only downside to the CFL's is they can be a little dim
when you first turn them on if it's a cold morning. Only takes a minute or
two to get to full brightness though, no biggy.
I picked up three CREE 60W LED bulbs for our kitchen from Home Depot. I am
very impressed with them. Instant on, full brightness from the start, and
good color temperature. When I first installed them I thought they produced
more glare than the standard incandescent bulbs they were replacing, but
haven't noticed since then. I don't know if I got used to the different
light, or if the glare went away over time. Either way, it's not an issue
I will be switching to the CREE LED bulbs as my CFL's burn out.
I just went through the exact same thing.
In a short period of time, 3 of our 7 flood incandescents burnt out.
I finally decided to try LEDs. Now I have 3 CREEs in there and
I'm convinced. Not sure I'll even wait for the other 4 to burn out.
Great looking light color and they work really well with the
The only down side is the initial cost.
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