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CFL's

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Alexandra Proulx

on 27 October 2011

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Why or Why Not Choose CFL's Benefits Some benefits of using CFL's are they reduce energy bills by 80%. They also last up to 10 times longer than the regular light bulb. That adds up to out to about $30 worth of savings in the life of a CFL. Also, breaking one CFL is not likely to hurt your family. How Can The Costs
of Using CFL's beMinimized To minimize the costs of using CFL's they could take out the mercury. The number one reason people are turning away is because of the mercury. Also if they can't do that, they could make the glass stronger so they don't always break when they fall on the floor. What Are The Costs of CFL's? One of the costs of CFL's is the mercury, the number one turn off. They say one light bulb breaking won't do anything but what if more that one breaks? They can't promise everyone will be okay. CFL professionals said, "The problem with the bulbs is that they'll break before they get to the landfill. They'll break in containers, or they'll break in a dumpster or they'll break in the trucks. Workers may be exposed to very high levels of mercury when that happens". Another down side is that CFL's dont fit in just any socket; there are some they just won't fit in. Finally CFL's are
made in India and China to some people
that's hard to overlook. How Can The Benefits of Using CFL's be Maximized? The benefits of using CFL's can be
maximized by making them more energy
efficient. Even though CFL's are green, they could be greener. Also they could make them cheaper or make them last longer so you get more for your money. What ever way they do it, they can always make it better. efficient energy more now CFL's, What Are The Disposal options for CFL's? Some of the safe disposable options are bringing it to your local Home Depot or Ikea.They will dispose of them safely. Some people just throw their CFL's out (in the garbage) this is very harmful to the environment because of the mercury; even if your CFL get's to the curb safely and harmless it is certain that the garbage machine's "crusher" will break it for you therefore releasing the mercury into the air. So if you decide to use CFL's make sure to dispose of them properly. What Are The Best Available Alternatives? One of the best available alternative is a LED. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. If you're wondering what a diode is, it is an electrical component with two terminals which conduct the electricity only in one direction. LED, a said 'greener' light bulb is also brighter than a regular CFL. People say CFL's are not bright enough so LED's solve that problem. But some people say LED's don't last as long as they promise. I think it's too soon to tell but LED's could be the new CFL. After looking at all of the good's and bad's of CFL's i have come to a conclusion, I think CFL's are ... BAD! I love how CFL's are energy efficient and good for the environment but the mercury is a BIG problem and I think a lot of people throw theirs out. It's probably worse for the environment because of the mercury; when people throw them out they just release the mercury and that's gonna kill the planet sooner or later. Thank you for watching!
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