[Greenbuilding] Broken CFL Bulbs

Gennaro Brooks-Church - Eco Brooklyn info at ecobrooklyn.com
Fri Feb 22 08:26:53 PST 2013


Me and my workers love playing light saber with the old tubes. They totally
explode in such a cool way.

Gennaro Brooks-Church
Director, Eco Brooklyn Inc.
Cell: 1 347 244 3016 USA
www.EcoBrooklyn.com
22 2nd St; Brooklyn, NY 11231


On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 11:18 AM, Clarke Olsen <colsen at fairpoint.net> wrote:

> The interest in CFL's has obscured the old problem of what to do with tube
> fluorescent bulbs, still the most efficient lights.
> Who is recycling those?
>     Clarke Olsen
> clarkeolsendesign.com
> 373 route 203
> Spencertown, NY 12165
> USA
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> colsen at taconic.net
>
>
>
>
> On Feb 22, 2013, at 11:07 AM, Eli Talking wrote:
>
>  We have been encouraged to use CFL bulbs to save energy which reduces
> pollution from the reduced production of power that it would take to feed
> that same amount of light of incandescent bulbs.  However, the mercury
> contained within is an environmental threat.  I felt incomplete when there
> was no way to dispose of burnt out bulbs until Lowe’s starting taking them
> locally.  However, how should we clean up the inevitable breakage in the
> home.
>
> http://www2.epa.gov/cfl/cleaning-broken-cfl
>
> describes the EPA’s answer to that.
>
> My wife has picked up on this threat and has insisted we return to the
> inefficient incandescent.
>
> Thoughts are appreciated on the response to the threat of broken cfl
> bulbs.
>
> Are LED lights ready to replace the common side lamps?
>
> Eli
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