Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bad Bulb



This CFL Bulb Almost Burned My House Down

How many more of these examples do we need before we end this travesty?

25 Comments:

At July 26, 2011 11:29 AM, Blogger USA_Admiral said...

I got rid of the 2 that I tried. They are an accident waiting to happen. They don't even look safe.

 
At July 26, 2011 11:42 AM, Blogger cube said...

It's nothing new. I don't like paying more for less. These bulbs aren't even close to being as good as the old ones and they cost 6 times more. What????

 
At July 26, 2011 12:38 PM, Blogger Jan said...

Cost more, give less light, doesn't last long, can't put them in landfills, cause fires, if they break, you need a hazmat suit...

What's not to like?

 
At July 26, 2011 12:40 PM, Blogger BeckEye said...

I'm all for new ideas and doing things that are good for the environment but I really don't see how these bulbs are. So, you break one and you have to worry about cleaning up mercury? I don't care if it's just a "trace amount." That's more than enough! And then you have to worry about people disposing of them improperly and ending up in landfills, where they'll be giving off mercury? No thanks. So many people who have tried them say they don't last longer than regular bulbs anyway. Nothing but a money-grabbing scam.

 
At July 26, 2011 1:09 PM, Blogger cube said...

Jan: I couldn't have stated that case any better than you did.

BeckEye: I couln't have stated that case any better than you did.

:-)

I love the fact that so many people from divers positions are arriving at the same conclusion.

That's a good thing.

 
At July 26, 2011 1:55 PM, Blogger silly rabbit said...

I've never liked them. There is just something wrong about a light bulb that looks like a frosty cone. Here's the proof!

 
At July 26, 2011 2:08 PM, Blogger cube said...

Silly Rabbit: I wouldn't care if they were an actual improvement. I love new technology. These bulbs are clearly a devolution that is being foisted upon us.

 
At July 26, 2011 2:33 PM, Blogger silly rabbit said...

I can't help but wonder who's pocket is being lined by this?

 
At July 26, 2011 3:42 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Stock up on good ol' incandescent bulbs while you still can...

 
At July 26, 2011 4:34 PM, Blogger sue said...

Cube - We tried them, didn't like them, and will not use them again.

I read that they are not going to be mandatory.

 
At July 26, 2011 7:11 PM, Blogger Leticia said...

What Jan said.

These bulbs are horrid.

 
At July 26, 2011 7:42 PM, Blogger cube said...

Silly Rabbit: Oh, I don't know... maybe Al Gore's? He seems to be on the receiving end of the global warming/climate change scam.

 
At July 26, 2011 7:44 PM, Blogger cube said...

Brooke: I do have a stockpile, but eventually it will run out. This is sheer insanity.

 
At July 26, 2011 7:47 PM, Blogger cube said...

Sue: I love it. You are coming around to the dark side ;-)

 
At July 27, 2011 12:23 AM, Blogger sue said...

Hey Cube - Don't be so sure about that. (But your remark sure put a big smile on my face!)

Are you up for seeing Cowboys and Aliens? (+;

 
At July 27, 2011 8:14 AM, Blogger Granny Annie said...

Glad I saw this warning before putting any of these in our barn. However they could turn out to be an arsonist's dream and the insurance company's nightmare.

 
At July 27, 2011 9:47 AM, Anonymous Patrick Carroll said...

I'm not that worried about them because the way we're going here in Australia, I won't be able to afford to turn a light on, what with our fabulous new Carbon Dioxide tax...

 
At July 27, 2011 12:17 PM, Blogger cube said...

Sue: Smiling is good for you. I'm happy to oblige.

I am not planning on seeing Cowboys & Aliens any time soon. I'm not big on westerns even if they have aliens in them.

Besides, Daniel Craig's perennially pissed off look really annoys me. I can't believe they picked him to play Mikael Blomkvist in the upcoming English version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Arrggh.

 
At July 27, 2011 12:22 PM, Blogger cube said...

Granny Annie: I'm hoping they don't make these bulbs mandatory. We'll have no choice then.

Patrick Carroll: If Obama gets his way, we in the USA will be in a similar predicament.

 
At July 27, 2011 12:35 PM, Blogger sue said...

Cube - Same here.

 
At July 27, 2011 2:00 PM, Blogger Z said...

Holy smoke, my comment from yesterday didn't publish!

Let me just say I HATE THESE BULBS and have been buying a few normal ones at a time at the grocery store for a few months now........saving up!

 
At July 27, 2011 7:30 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Within a few years, we'll be hearing how these bulbs are poisoning us. Hands will wring, and the old bulbs will make a comeback.

 
At July 27, 2011 7:49 PM, Blogger cube said...

Z: I don't know what happened to your post from yesterday :-(

As far as the old bulbs go, we've been buying them the same way we buy every other staple, such as water, canned goods, paper goods, etc.. We keep a goodly supply of everything just in case.

 
At July 27, 2011 7:50 PM, Blogger cube said...

Always On Watch: I agree, but by the time the old bulbs come back, they will be manufactured in China instead of the good ole USA.

 
At July 28, 2011 10:58 AM, Blogger sue said...

Cube - Daniel Craig was good in Road to Perdition.

Although he played a pretty sleazy character.

 

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