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Does anyone use the CFB, compact fluorescent bulbs and if so what do you think of them?

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      Paris Mano wrote Jan 20, 2009
    • I replaced some of mine but found that when you turn on the lights they are very dim until they warm up. Also they cannot be thrown in the trash because of the mercury in them.




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 20, 2009
    • I changed almost all of mine to that.  Yes, the down fall is it takes awhile to be bright.  A little bit longer, then it is good and it saves much electricity.  I am for it.  I even changed my outside lights as well. Now, that takes longer because of the colder temperature.




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 20, 2009
    • I think there are rebates or the electricity company helped pay for it, so the cost is low too.




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      Mztracy wrote Jan 20, 2009
    • The flourescent we use light up right away. The ones with a green tint strike immediately, the others take a bit to warm up.  

      I cannot be around flourescent for very long as it seems to affect me negatively.




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 20, 2009
    • I do not like fluorescent.  They drive me nuts.  I have to have the soft tone ones.




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      Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Jan 20, 2009
    • yeah hubby got some in here..I wanna see if there is really a difference in our bills..so far they irritate my eyes..lol..I can’t seem to get used to the glare..




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      Glyndathegood wrote Jan 21, 2009
    • We installed them in almost every fixture in our home when we moved in in October of 2005.  Not a one has been replaced yet, so they are showing themselves to be long lasting.  I do believe they are much more efficient with energy as our electric bills are extremely reasonable.  Can’t say it for sure, though, as we don’t have a comparison bill and the people who lived here before us had a zillion little kids and were home all day (mom ran a daycare thing) so none of their bills would match our lifestyle (no kids.)




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      Inakika wrote Jan 21, 2009
    • I’m with you Glynda, I put them in all my fixtures when I moved here in 2006. At first they were dim but I have gotten used to it. I have not had to change one of them since that time, what a plus!




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      Bluerose wrote Jan 21, 2009
    • Before trashing your energy saving bulbs, look at it & see if you can find the Hg symbol with a circle around it.  If you see this symbol, your bulb contains mercury.  Do NOT discard it in your trash because it’s poisonous.  Contact your local waste management division & see how they handle disposing of these light bulbs.




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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 21, 2009
    • Actually, from what I’ve read,  the amount of mercury in those bulbs is SO minimal.  It’s like the dot of a pencil point.

      We’ve put them in most of our fixtures now, and for the most part I don’t mind them.  They’ve last a long time.  Do steer clear of the cheap bulbs.  You get what you pay for.  Hubby got some really cheap ones and they are the ones that give off the dim annoying light.

      The next big thing is supposed to be LED.  Much better light, but really expensive at the moment.




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