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CFL LIGHT BULBS***
Transcript of CFL LIGHT BULBS***
Safe way to throw CFL'S
There are many different ways to dispose CFL'S, and we will present 5 for today.
First your local garbage service probably is the best way to start and they are the people who pick up your house hold trash second Retailers, unless you bought CFL'S from IKEA one of the first major vendors to offer a free take back program and last but not least third commercial services there are a variety of for-profit companies that provide CFL and Fluoresent bulb disposal by mail.
more information about the benefits of CFL'S
The benefits of using CFL'S are that you save money and a regular bulb uses 70 watts and a CFL bulb uses up to 20 watts.
A CFL bulb can run up to 8000 hours while a regular bulb can go up to 5000 hours, it has less energy because it has 450 pounds of carbon dioxide.
You can use CFL'S any where , but you have to be careful CFL'S may explode when put in dimmer bulbs because they can not handle the energy surge.
By the way, did you know if America used energy efficiently, we could retire 90 of the average sized power plant.
How can the benefits of using CFLs be maximized
To maximized their environmental benefits it is important that CFLs are recycled and do not end up in the landfill. Many large retaillers such as the Home Depot and Ikea have a collection box in their stores.
BENEFITS OF using CFLs
first, CFLs use significantly less energy -75% less energy than incandescent light bulbs that mean CFLs required less wattage to produce an equivalent amount of light. For example: you could use a 20 watt CFL and enjoy the same amount of light as a 75 watt incandescent.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), CFLs use 75% less energy, produce 75% less heat and last up to ten times longer than the average incandescent bulb.
They save users more than $40 in electricity costs over the span of light bulbs lifetime (two to three years)
Bulbs are available at most retailers, including supermarkets and drug stores.
They are relatively inexpensive, averaging around $4.00 a bulb for commercal brands and even less for generic store brands.
One bulb can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by hundreds of pounds.
PROS & CONS
In a recent five-year study by the Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting (PEARL), data showed that some CFLs dimmed over a short period of time.
CFLs contain about 4 to 5 mg of toxic mercury, which can be harmful to humans and the environment if bulbs are not disposed of properly.
Depending on the type of bulb, CFLs require a warm-up period between one minute to three minutes before they achieve full brightness.
PRESENTED BY: TALA, MIRWAIS, MAKAYLA, GEOFFREY.
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