Tag Archives: Fluorescent

Update — Fluorescent Lights / China

This is an update on the law banning incandescent lighting, see Using Fluorescent Lights -A Compilation.   The New York Times (2011 Sep16) had an article by Keith Bradsher in the Business section,  China Consolidates Grip on Rare Earths. The Chinese … Continue reading

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Using Fluorescents – A Compilation

This concludes the very long series evaluating our turn from incandescent to fluorescent lighting.  This is a summary of the 6 posts. Acronyms:1.  Efficiency Fluorescents-1 Efficiency  From the manufacturers ratings, we found that CFL lamps used about 4 ½  times … Continue reading

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Fluorescents-6 Environmental Impact

Mercury and heavy metals discarded into the waste stream have a strong impact on our ways of live.  Here, we consider how discarding fluorescent lights impacts environmental contamination. This post is more heavily documented than our other posts because the … Continue reading

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Fluorescents-5 Color of Light

This is the 5th post on fluorescent lighting, and covers short issues that can be examined fairly quickly.  Originally, we were to have 2 issues here, but the second will be a full post of its own. Light Color click … Continue reading

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Fluorescents-4A: Flicker and UV

This is the fourth post in a series about compact fluorescent lights (CFL).  We look at a number of different issues that have been raised, some may be true problems, some almost certainly are not “show stopper” issues.  CFLs will … Continue reading

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Fluorescents-3: Not as bright as you think

Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are mandated for the US market starting in January 2012.   These bulbs certainly have good press;  they are reputed to do wonderful things, nice green attributes.   Here, we discuss probably the most serious problem with the … Continue reading

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Fluorescents-2: Lifetime

Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are mandated for the US market starting in January 2012. These bulbs certainly have good press; they are more efficient, last forever, give nice bright light, and modern CFLs can be dimmed and will turn on … Continue reading

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