Tuesday, July 17, 2007

See the Light - Too?

(*Hit and run blog*)

I figured I'd start off my day with something light. Pun, oh-so-very intended.

Just saw a web-ad, angling for your pledge to swap out a regular light bulb to a green-bulb.

Swap?

I do pray to all that is holy that people will pledge to swap out just the freshly burned out ones.

Maybe I'm being too cynical? Not putting enough trust in people's intelligence? Hmm.

So here are some - real - thoughts, please add your own in the comments section.

1) I pledge to acquire some eco-friendly bulbs, (actually I already have some)
2) But ONLY if they come in a green-friendly carton (thanks medstudentwife).
3) I pledge to swap out ONLY burned out bulbs.
4) Green-friendly ones are destined for my ceilings, for sure.
5) Move and swap bulbs where I don't need the extra heat.
6) Outdoors require a special type of eco-bulb that fires up at colder temperatures - I may get 2 of those (1 front, 1 back), assuming they will work at -40.

Anyone else have some suggestions?



Some manufacturer links (where applicable, I used the Canadian urls)

Philips: http://www.nam.lighting.philips.com/can/consumer/
OSRAM-Sylvania: http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProducts/LightingForHome/
General Electric: http://www.gelighting.com/na/
Globe: http://www.globe-electric.com/html/products/bulbs/cfl/products-bulbs-cfl-light_up_your_home.htm

2 Comments:

Blogger MedStudentWife said...

They say that these "new" bulbs shouldn't be used with lamps, etc on a timer. Guess it shortens their "million years" to "half a million years".

If you can find green bulbs that are compatible with timed light fixtures - get those. If not, I'd get them anyways. Having some lamps on timers is a good thing for security, but also to save energy.

July 18, 2007 8:21 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

I had no idea. Something else to look out for. Thanks for the info sweetie.

July 25, 2007 11:23 AM  

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