Yep, other than the "cold temperature" part, that's all I have. All of my
bulbs are visible (chandeliers, sconces, ceiling fans), thus "decorative".
CFLs are ugly. None, except the outside lights burn more than an hour or so a
day (kitchen, bathroom) and most are five to ten minutes at a crack. CFLs
make *no* sense.
EPA says all one has to do is sweep it up and dump it into a zip-seal
plastic bag and then dump it in the trash. Maybe go over the breakage
site with tape to get up smaller pieces, and put the tape in the same
sealed bag. If local laws say it can't go in the trash, then contact your
local sanitation department or www.lamprecycle.org.
- Don Klipstein ( email@example.com)
Perhaps I'm the world's worst whisker. There were still
plenty of really tiny pieces of glass. I dropped the bulb
on the subfloor where we're about to put down cork flooring,
and I wanted to get up as much as possible.
I'm not really worried about the mercury; I probably get
more in me when I eat fish.
DH asked if the bulb was hot (it wasn't); if it had
been hot, the mercury would likely have mostly been
released into the air rather than stuck to the glass.
Yes, I am that old, but DAMHIKT. <G>
AFAIK they are still available and sometimes used on those strings of
light bulbs used on construction sites, for the same anti theft reason.
Though I've read that Sylvania is closing its its US lamp bulb
manufacturing plants, so I don't know if those bulbs will be available
in the future. But Phillips shows some LHT bulbs too.
Many, many years ago, I worked for an electrical supply company and
shipped out many a left handed light string sockets and bulbs to
construction companies. The bulbs were a lot of fun to slip into
someone's supply of light bulbs. It's a great gag to pull on friends
and family. The sheer frustration they suffer when trying to replace
a burned out bulb is quite entertaining. 8-)
Yeah, but it's one of those gags you might have to wait a long time to
see or hear about, unless you volunteer to run out and get them a bulb
when one burns out and hand it to them to replace.
Am I the only guy who routinely rubs the base of a bulb I'm about to
screw or bayonet into a socket on both sides of my nose to coat it with
nasal sebum so it wont "freeze" into the socket?
A hit of LSD will do it. At least for a few hours, anyway. You'll even see
colors you didn't know your Lava Lamp could make.
And Dubya signed it into law! What a guy.
They actually do have CFLs encased in a plastic "bulb" that looks almost
exactly like a real incandescent, but costs ten times as much.
Ah, government-mandated "progress".
I've stocked-up on so many incandescents I'm probably OK until the next
millennium. Or until I'm dead, whichever comes first.
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