Sunday, September 13, 2009

how green are compact fluorescent lamps?

well, they are great because they replace up to nine incandescent lamps, but dont forget: they contain mercury and need to be recycled, not sent to the landfill.
read more about compact fluorescent lamps on inhabit and about recycling them on


  1. Recycled... therein lays the problem. No recycling of CFB's in the Keys.

  2. Not that you care, but our house almost burned down because of these damn bulbs. It was a faulty bulb and got REALLY hot and almost started a fire in a closet. Needless to say, we got rid of that particular brand and switched over to a different cfl, but be aware they can be hazardous if defective!