Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Deadly Side Of "Going Green"

My house is full of these things. If one ever breaks, I'm screwed.

EDIT
Apparently they're not that dangerous after all.

2 comments:

Opinionnation said...

I haven't been by in a while... I like the new look of the blog.

RudeBoyMurphy said...

This looks like those high-efficiency compact fluoro's that the Australian (conservative) government started pushing a few months back. They, like so many neo-cons, get a hard time on environmental issues, and these globes, are to replace the conventional the carbon 'filament' -type light... I've got a few, and they are atrociously bright, and such a white light, and they can't be used with dimmer-switches..
and then there's the potential hazards outlined in OP.
Thanks Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The fool couldn't come-up with a comprehensive policy, so he just sought to outlaw the older type light...
And Australian gov. wonders why their electorate think they are useless with environmental issues.
Whether these or a similar replacement represent a good idea, outlawing conventional light-globes isn't a full environmental policy,
oh! wait, they want to introduce Nuke-power (something that isn't used in Australia, and as a suggestion, is as popular stepping in dog-dirt)

** Thanks for highlighting the potential danger, of which I wasn't aware, that is associated with these devices. I think I might just go start hoarding the old-type globes before they are phased-out