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Sun Jan 6 22:57:57 EST 2008

You are wrong about the corksrew not having power or mercury.. I have lenghy documents from GE that those bulbs do have mercury and power, just not as much as the long tubes. The fluorescent bulbs have to have mercury in them to light the gases, That is a scientific fact. Whom ever told you different doesn't know much about fluorescents.

Stephen Rineair
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At 06:29 PM 1/6/2008, you wrote:

" I am wondering if anyone has any thoughts on that type of bulb."
I bought one of these corkscrew things and am very disappointed with it. It is not as bright as the bulb it was supposed to replace and it gives the room a green tint. Maybe something else works better.
Jimmy Lisle

There are a wide variety of these bulbs available now. We have some that are bluish, some that are greenish, some yellow and some that are very white. I have found the yellowish tint to be the most like the incandescents they replaced. The bluish are a bit harsher and they work well in the workshop where I need as much light as possible to find those small parts and fasteners that fly towards the shadows. :-)

Many of the new compact florescents do NOT have mercury or other powders which are the reason they were banned from land fills. That is the great thing about the market place -- it drives innovation and improvement. Before long, the florescents will be in as many flavors as incandescents and they are definitely energy savers. People will regard incandescents in the same way as they do gaslights today.



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