Not that I approve of their move, I've heard of the problems of CFLs (how do
you dispose of so much mercury safetly without it getting into the
environment?), but LEDs are well on their way to being the market
competition and they will still be forced to compete in the very near
future. Though honestly I don't see how they will be able to compete once
LEDs go mainstream. Don't throw away your shades too soon.
"Even though the amount sealed in each bulb is small—one old-fashioned
thermometer had about 100 times as much mercury—contact local trash
collection for disposal instructions."
Call the trash collection dooodz? What are they going to know? Here, not
much, I'd wager. Everythign goes intot ehtrash, because there is no
collection *other* than trash collection. The closes recycle place to this
house is not close at all, maybe 8 miles - round trip is half a gallon of
gas. And they don't tae batteries and stuff - that has to go "somewhere
else", which is at least twice the distance. *Everything* goes intot eh
OTOH, in the post-apocalyptic furture, Texas and similar states will once
again be doted with drills and miners - except they'll be drilling for
trace metals, methane, steel, and so on...
"Maine's Department of Environmental Protection has developed the best
advice on the procedures to follow if a CFL breaks. Don't use a vacuum. "
I'm SOL - been using fluorescent lights ever since they came out with those
ring-shaped things that screwed into a lamp and fit inside of lampshades
(well, large ones, back then...) Too late, I've been "mercurized"...
Maybethat explains much... <L!>
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