[time-nuts] Conducting Bench Top Material
namichie at gmail.com
Sat Jan 30 22:17:08 UTC 2010
Wait until they find out there is arsenic in LEDs!
cheers, Neville Michie
On 31/01/2010, at 7:50 AM, NeonJohn wrote:
> Chuck Harris wrote:
>> I have several rooms that are lit exclusively with CFL's, and I find
>> that for best life, I have to leave them on all the time. That is
>> EPA has found too! CFL's may take less power for a given
>> but the owners leave them on far longer than incandescent, and the
>> result is greater power consumption overall.
> Here's an interesting bit of opposite experience. When I had a
> restaurant, I had a walk-in freezer. I wanted to know when the
> compressor was running so I wired a light socket across the compressor
> contactor coil terminals and located it where I could see it from the
> dining room where I sat when not busy.
> I tried all sorts of light in that thing. Long life, rough duty, pilot
> light, none of them could stand the 2-3 times an hour cycling. Then I
> installed a little 7 watt organ pipe CFL. It lasted over 5 years and
> was still going strong when I closed the restaurant.
>> Add that to the mandatory drop of mercury in each, and I really can't
>> see how they can sell them at all.
> Now Chuck, don't go getting all chemophobic on us now!
>> I got two for "free" from my power company (They hid the charge on my
>> bill, until the courts made them reverse it...) and included with the
>> CFL's was an elaborate procedure for cleaning up a broken CFL. It
>> opening all of the windows, and leaving the room for a couple of
>> and then, with a gloved hand putting the pieces on newspaper, and
>> the newspaper up and putting it in a 1 gallon zip lock baggie. To
>> clean up
>> the broken bits, you are supposed to vacuum the area with a fresh
>> cleaner bag, and then put the vacuum cleaner bag in a ziplock
>> baggie, and
>> take the remains off to the hazardous waste disposal facility.
> That's embarrassing to read, it's so stupid. Like some meaningless
> worship ceremony to mother Gaia or something.
> Geez, there's less than 10 milligrams of merc in a "100 watt" CFL.
> is a harmless amount, especially considering that elemental mercury is
> fairly harmless.
> What'll they come up with next, HAZMAT team if you spill some paint
> John DeArmond
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