Time for another porking from China.
BEIJING - In the name of fighting pollution, China has sent the price of
compact fluorescent light bulbs soaring in the United States.
Yahoo article has glaring error. I think their quote for a single bulb
is actually for a 4 pack. Plus, 40 watt cfl's cost about 3 times that
of 60 watt.
Th GE coffee analogy is downright stupid. Just because one minor
component is inflated, that does not mean price increase would apply to
the whole package.
GE used to make good products but I understand GE now stands for Good
Enough, as the product will only last as long as the warranty.
I don't know squat about light bulb pollution, but I know a lot
light bulb prices...
I can buy a 4 pack of incandescents for about a dollar at a LOT of
I can buy a 4 pack of 60w CFLs for about $5 at Home Depot.....
I have used the Home Depot CFLs throughout my house, and others, to
replace incandescents in the places they are most useful....
A few dollars for everwhere in the house they are needed. I'll
it in a year just on electric. I don't have to worry about the wife
the lights when she leaves the room....
I can light my entire attic, about 5000 sq ft, for the same
current that it
would take for 2 of the 100 watt bulbs, and if I forget to turn it
overnight, I don't go bankrupt..... and I don't have to install any
circuit breakers or increase the wiring infrastructure...
So, while I ABSOLUTELY HATE the government telling me what to do
in my house.... once I tried it, I really like it.......
.... and I am looking forward very much in them telling me what other
crap I have to do........ I'll try it, and, maybe , I'll like that ,
The flush toilet thing, after 10 years, finally turned out OK.......
increase in food prices, I find out that the toilets seem to flush
:>)))) Andy in Eureka, Texas
He meant that if the rare-earths made up one percent of the cost of
the bulb originally, a 1000% percent increase in their cost only means
a 10% increase in the cost of the bulb. (By using an analogy about a
1000% price increase in an end product rather than a small component,
the article suggested that the cost of bulbs had increased
No, I don't know what percentage of the cost really is rare-earths and
the article didn't speculate, but I bet it's not a lot. I'm sure it's
much more meaningful in things like windmills with huge rare-earth
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