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  •  CFLs have their downside (3+ / 0-)

    They contain mercury so pose a waste hazard and must be disposed of properly. ie. not in your regular trash.

    And the recommended procedure should one break involves sealing the room and calling professionals. Do be careful when handling them.

    A couple of years ago i read something about a company developing an alternative, LED-like technology, that came in a unit that fit a standard incandescent socket. I believe that one issue that still needed addressing was the colour of the light, which is really important. I don't know where that's at now. But just this morning i came across this:

    Plastic bulb development promises better quality light

    The new light source is called field-induced polymer electroluminescent (Fipel) technology. It is made from three layers of white-emitting polymer that contain a small volume of nanomaterials that glow when electric current is passed through them.

    The inventor of the device is Dr David Carroll, professor of physics at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He says the new plastic lighting source can be made into any shape, and it produces a better quality of light than compact fluorescent bulbs which have become very popular in recent years.

    All things in the sky are pure to those who have no telescopes. – Charles Fort

    by subtropolis on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 01:21:57 PM PST

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