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:

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.

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????

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?

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.

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.

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!

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.

silly rabbit said...

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

Brooke said...

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

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.

Leticia said...

What Jan said.

These bulbs are horrid.

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.

cube said...

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

cube said...

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

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? (+;

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.

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...

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.

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.

sue said...

Cube - Same here.

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!

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.

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.

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.

sue said...

Cube - Daniel Craig was good in Road to Perdition.

Although he played a pretty sleazy character.