Wednesday, April 22, 2009

curly light bulbs

I just saw a show about the disposal of the little curly-wurly flourescent light bulbs everyone thinks are so great. I personally don't like them because of the light they give off. I like the good old fashioned GE soft light light bulbs. I just keep lights off when I'm not in certain rooms. Besides, you aren't supposed to just throw them away when they die. You have to dispose of them at a special recycling center. I couldn't even get rid of my unwanted paint here, much less special bulbs.

For those of you who have them and like them, here are the directions if you accidentally drop one of the fancy bulbs. Be careful, they contain mercury! This is from the EPA website. I couldn't make this stuff up. You'll have to open the directions to actually read them. Just click on the pics, and enjoy giggling! :)


MichelleB said...

Seriously? That's a little scary! I don't like those bulbs because they are more expensive and never last in our house. And now I'm going to be totally paranoid about them breaking. What if one breaks on one of my quilts? Eeek!

Thimbleanna said...

I HATE those lightbulbs!!! Hubby put them in our bedroom lamps a few years ago and I can't even see to read in bed at night. I keep threatening to put regular bulbs back in, but I keep forgeting. Thanks for the info.

Vivienne said...

"It's not easy being green."
--Kermit The Frog

Anonymous said...

I read these instructions a year or so ago which made me think is it really worth it? I can see people just chucking them in with their regular trash spreading mercury all around! MAN!