The environmental farce of compact fluorescent lamps

Just recently, our government reckoned they're going to ban incandescent lamps (those that heat a filament until it glows) to enforce the use of flourescent lamps, in a dumb political stunt about reducing global warming.  The idea being that they'll use less power, and the power stations will output less gases.

Like just about all government decisions, there's a lot of problems with their decision.  They're not a direct replacement, and it glosses over other issues.

Sure there may be some technical benefits to using them, but they're a very poor replacement for incandescent lighting, and completely unsuitable for a large number of situations.


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