Light Bulbs

Governments around the world are forcing people to stop using old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs, but not talking about the toxicity of CFLS and LEDs. True, there are SOME incandescents that may stay legal, but the vast majority of people are being pushed to use CFLs, and this has huge health and environmental impacts.

Here’s a video that permaculturist Paul Wheaton referenced as “thorough and informative:” Toxic Light – The Dark Side of Energy Saving Bulbs.

You can read more:

The Dark Side of CFLs

CFL Toxicity

CFL Fluorescent Light Bulbs: More Hype Than Value

LED bulbs not as eco-friendly as some might think

Frightening ultimatum – Choose between carcinogenic light bulbs or excessive prices

Philips Halogena Energy Saver (70-watt)

Google Search on GE Halogen Bulbs results show options for about $3/bulb.

And while we’re on the subject, check out how great incandescent bulbs are as local heaters: micro heaters cut 87% off my electric heat bill.

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