Skip to comments.DOCTOR: Energy saving bulbs impacting Lupus patient
Posted on 01/14/2009 4:58:49 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
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Thanks for posting this. My wife has Lupis and we have CFL bulbs all over the house. This will be interesting.
We’ve noticed that as well. It seems if there is moisture in the area (bathrooms, outdoor lighting etc.) these things never get to full power and stop working completely long before a regular bulb would. It’s a total rip off.
Just another instance where the environuts and greenie weenies had the best of intentions but didn’t quite think it trough to the logical conclusion. Their knee-jerk reactions will be the deaths of millions............
I used to work in offices with fluorescent lights and found myself feeling worse the longer I was there in hours then even worse as months went by never realizing the cause.
I always thought it could be the lights, and even now, when I go into stores with those type of lights I get to feeling dizzy.. I thought it was just me.
I am going to stock up on light bulbs before 0blahblah decides we can’t have them any longer.
“up to” are the key words in all of these pie in the sky notions.
Notice how much “up to” is used in advertising and marketing of products?
Glad to be of service.....
I read you can’t just walk into the kitchen, turn on the light, get a drink of water and then turn off the light as you leave the kitchen. You have to leave the light on for at least 15 minutes or else the light bulb won’t last. Also, the light bulbs contain mercury so they are considered a HAZMAT problem (like the batteries in a Prius). You can’t dispose of them in the garbage - you have to dispose of them in a HAZMAT facility.
Look up Bachmann’s light bulb act:
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When I’ve stayed in hotels in Boston and SF, it has been all fluorescent bulbs. If I had to live there, I would pitch myself headlong from the balcony into the atrium, screaming down past all those lovely dangling strings of tiny decorative incandescent lights.
Sickly, cold, deathly, green, gloomy, nasty fluorescent lights. Life in twilight. Guaranteed to send those with depressive tendencies into the pit of darkness.
Now, if fluorescent bulbs are mandated, I will do two things: buy a hundred-year supply of incandescents, and buy about five more lightboxes. Daylight in a box, the cure for seasonal afflictive disorder, 320 watts of truly full spectrum fluorescence. So much for energy savings.
Thank you so much for the information. I will pass it along to the Mrs. and she can share it with Mrs. Rogers. Mrs. Rogers has been teaching at the preschool for nearly 30 years and this is the first time she’s complained of headaches so I have to believe that it has to do with the newly remodeled space.
I am a professional freelance photographer. I can’t stand yellow walls! For the last five years or so they seem to be the rage, especially in schools where I do a lot of my shooting. It can be very challenging to get the color balance correct when the area has yellow walls. Other colors cause problems too, but nothing is as bad as yellow!
“AND if it’s in a very cold place, like a shed or back porch, ferget it! They won’t come on at all!............”
Define very cold. I’ve got them outside my garage, and while they do take a little while to warm up and produce full light output, they work fine - and have for several years now. The temp here last night was close to 0, and they were working just fine.
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I guess it’s the quality of the bulbs you buy, but the ones in my shed won’t come on if the temp is near freezing. Above 40°F they are dim until they “warm up”................
Another gift from China.
"Navajo White" seems to be the "in" color for walls, which is a yellowish off white.........
The walls I’m seeing in preschools and elementary schools is pure yellow! Bright yellow, no other way to describe it. It’s part of the push of late to make class areas bright and cheerful. I guess it works for the kids, but it sure makes like tough for photography!
In order to get "instant light", my garage has half tungsten and half CFL.
The CFLs are 3 years old. The TBs burn out about every 10 months.
FWIW, TBs on dimmers (in my house, anyway) seem to last much longer than TBs on straight switches.
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