Monthly Archives: August 2011

Using Fluorescents – A Compilation

This concludes the very long series evaluating our turn from incandescent to fluorescent lighting.  This is a summary of the 6 posts. Acronyms:1.  Efficiency Fluorescents-1 Efficiency  From the manufacturers ratings, we found that CFL lamps used about 4 ½  times … Continue reading

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Fluorescents-6 Environmental Impact

Mercury and heavy metals discarded into the waste stream have a strong impact on our ways of live.  Here, we consider how discarding fluorescent lights impacts environmental contamination. This post is more heavily documented than our other posts because the … Continue reading

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Fluorescents-5 Color of Light

This is the 5th post on fluorescent lighting, and covers short issues that can be examined fairly quickly.  Originally, we were to have 2 issues here, but the second will be a full post of its own. Light Color click … Continue reading

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Fluorescents-4A: Flicker and UV

This is the fourth post in a series about compact fluorescent lights (CFL).  We look at a number of different issues that have been raised, some may be true problems, some almost certainly are not “show stopper” issues.  CFLs will … Continue reading

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Fluorescents-3: Not as bright as you think

Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are mandated for the US market starting in January 2012.   These bulbs certainly have good press;  they are reputed to do wonderful things, nice green attributes.   Here, we discuss probably the most serious problem with the … Continue reading

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Obama, Compromise and Drew Westen

Can Society improve by Obama’s contiuous compromises? The New York Times printed a stunning analysis of Pres Obama today, Sunday, August 7, in its Sunday Review.  The front page article is “What Happened to Obama” by Emory University’s Drew Westen. … Continue reading

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Metal Resources, Asteroids and Obama

Pres Obama canceled the return to the Moon and manned exploration of Mars on April 16, 2010.  But, he did say we were going to go to the moon, Mars and the asteroids by 2025-2030. No, this is not a … Continue reading

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