important information about energy saver light bulbs!

@Lakota12 (42794)
United States
July 16, 2008 8:12am CST
as going thru my email I found this stoy and thought ya might like to hear about our new lght bulb well not new for I have used tehm for several years now and when I started useing them the light Company came out 3 times one month to read the meater it had gone down in use and hey was scratching thier heads about it. But there wasnt alot that I kew about it watch here to get the info http://youtube.com/watch?v=e-LOtKIIKcg
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
19 Jul 08
yes the the energy saver bulb is good. i knew this when i met my hubby 8 yrs ago and he was right it saves a lot.in my province in Bohol Philippines many of my neighbors using it coz of my hubbys idea about it.even its expensive but its worth it.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
20 Jul 08
yes I think so too saves alot and glad your hubby got peole to use it!
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
20 Jul 08
yeah because in my province he is the one who is discovering it and people wondering why we pay less than them and we even have more electricall uses so he explained it and now they followed.by the way Lakota thanks for the BR and have a nice day to you dear.
• United States
22 Jul 08
I read it after I went and got them for my whole house
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
23 Jul 08
lol np I still use them they still save on the bill
• United States
20 Jul 08
Lakota I thought you may be interested to know that these bulbs contain mercury and you must be very care if they get broken. You can check this out in Snopes. http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/cfl.asp
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I now they do. and it says that in the vidio thanks thu for your concern
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Hey LKo, Yeah there was a thing on our local news about those things having mercury in them & if you drop one & it busts you need to evacuate the room.Also,don't clean it up w/ your broom,mop,or vaccuum-you need to use two pieces of cardboard to clean it up. +'s
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
20 Jul 08
yup also ducktape to get the very tiny shrads
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
17 Jul 08
I broke a light bulb, and just swept it up. It seems a little too far fetched for disposal of these bulbs and since they contain mercury they are dangerous. The only thing good about them is that I do not get a shock at seeing what I really look like that I had when we had incandescent light bulbs in the bathroom. I could think of a better energy saver. Our bathroom is too small and the shower is where the window would have been. Why is it that they did not put windows in the bathroom anymore? When there is a blackout, I have to grope around to see if my husband did not put the seat up.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
18 Jul 08
I really dont know I do know our bathrooms wall is the kitchen wall and no window in sight guess they did it that way for less useage of pipes
@Vladilyich1 (1456)
• Canada
16 Jul 08
I like fluorescents, personally. When I lived in Atlanta, the house only had fluorescent lights and it was a definite savings. The drawback is that they are considered hazardous waste because they contain mercury. Disposal is difficult.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
17 Jul 08
here ihave used them for years and didnt know this at all till about a month ago I think on the news came out they had mercury in them never broke one myself and the burnt out one I just have put in the garbage will have to read more on the bos I guess I have a couple of fluoresent lights in house also