Energy efficient light bulbs may trigger seizures: FYI

@jillhill (37354)
United States
January 19, 2009 7:53pm CST
On our local news the other night they did a report on a woman with Lupus whose arm broke out in a horrible rash from sitting next to an energy efficient light bulb crocheting all the time. They also reported that the light bulbs may also trigger seizures. One of the things they suggested was to make sure you keep them covered with a lampshade or some sort of covering. Just for your info!
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
20 Jan 09
Hi jillhill, Is this for real? Then it is very scary. Most of the bulbs I use at home are low energy with one exception. My bedroom lamp, has a halogen light. This should certainly be made known. I use them all over the property where I work but then, they are on the outside of buildings not the inside. But for bulbs to trigger seizures is more than serious. Did the report explain why this may happen and what are the manufacturer's saying in response?
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
21 Jan 09
No....they just showed the lady and her arm...it was raw with a rash!
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@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I will have to pass this on because my friends daughter has lupus. This is very important and appreciate you sharing. There is always something important to learn here, and I had never heard this one before.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
21 Jan 09
My friends wife also get siezures and he is pulling all of them out of their house. They interviewed the woman and her arm was raw with rash!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
20 Jan 09
thanks for the tip, good to know. i haven't bought any yet was trying to use up the regular ones i had. may mot now.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I am not going to buy any either..
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@Fishmomma (11569)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I have lampshades on all of my lights. Its important to be as safe as possible. We have energy efficient light bulbs to save energy in our rooms.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I understand they do really save alot....just have to be careful!
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• United States
20 Jan 09
I have been trying to get one of my clients to get a lampshade for her lamp. She uses these bulbs and the light is blinding. Maybe if I tell her this information she will be more apt to get the shade for it.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I hope she does~!
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• United States
22 Jan 09
thats really freaky and scary!!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 Jan 09
It really is!
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Yes I heard that on the news. I'm a person that has epilespy and they are ok so far with me. As a matter of fact I have one right by the top of my head. and nothing. So I'm ok. I have a shade over it but the bulb is right there as it is a hanging lamp. So the shade doesn't do much. But Yes I keep mine covered. You have a great day now. Your friend onlydia
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I am glad you have them covered!
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Wow, that's interesting about the CFI bulbs causing a rash or seizures. We've got lamp shades or glass covers over ours so hopefully those things won't happen. Thanks for the heads up.
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Thnk you for the honor of best response in this discussion!