Friday, November 20, 2009

CFL Bulbs "consumers were being misled by the bulbs' packaging"

Now that the ban on incandescent light bulbs has gone into effect in the UK - it is being discovered that CFL bulbs are a poor lighting alternative. 

From the BBC and Fox News -

Study Casts Dim Light on Energy-Efficient Bulbs

They're billed as energy-efficient, but compact fluorescent bulbs are getting a dim review in a new study.   The study, published in Engineering and Technology magazine, shows the energy-efficient light bulbs lose on average 22 percent of their brightness over their lifetime, the BBC reports.,2933,575858,00.html

Wait until the true environmental cost of a "green" technology that requires Mercury to work starts piling up.