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Posted by Eeyore on October 18, 2007, 5:26 pm
 


Peter Parry wrote:


You know this for a fact ?

I've been watching this development. Philips call it CHi or somesuch and it
seemed at one point that the proposed EU law would end up banning new enhanced
efficiency lighbulbs even before they made it to market.

Graham


Posted by Peter Parry on October 18, 2007, 8:17 pm
 
On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 18:26:19 +0100, Eeyore


Good coverage in a recent edition of "Lighting".  It appears Osram
have been pushing/bribing the EU quite heavily and the new bulbs will
be allowed even at the lower end of the efficiency saving.
--
Peter Parry.  
http://www.wpp.ltd.uk/  

Posted by Eeyore on October 18, 2007, 8:46 pm
 

Peter Parry wrote:


I didn't even know Osram were in on it. At the last count it was Philips and GE
who
were making noises.

Graham


Posted by John Rumm on October 21, 2007, 5:36 pm
 David Hansen wrote:

Probably quite badly. Break a  CFL in your house and you have a
hazardous waste contamination problem to deal with in that room.
Generating the extra electricity for the incandescent may liberate more
Hg, but it will not be concentrated in a room where you will be
breathing its vapour for years.

--
Cheers,

John.

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Posted by Jim on October 21, 2007, 8:46 pm
 

    I seem to recall that CFL's are not suposed to contain more than 5mg of
Hg; however, I have one that clearly shows a 2mm ball rolling about inside
if held upside down.
    5mg is hardly enough to cause concentrated vapour for years, but if they
aren't going to follow the rules and let visible blobs roll about, that is a
different story.....
    FWIW, I always pack old bulbs in the pkg of the new one, and have saved
them for recycling, which in the US is reqd to be offered by any retailer
who sells them.
    Jim


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