Season 2006 Episode 11.30.06

#0038 - Compact Flourescent Bulbs

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At a cost of $10-$20 per bulb, some people may think you mad for choosing compact flourescents (CFLs) over conventional $0.50 incandescent lights. Tell them to do the math.September's issue of Business 2.0 tells us that industry giant Adobe Software recently spent $11,000 upgrading all of the lights in its San Jose HQ to CFLs. Yes, 11k sounds like a lot, but with anticipated annual electricity savings in excess of $105,000, this stands as yet another example of how going green can save you green.For more details on how CFLs can amount to major savings, check out this article on information on the mercury content of CFLs vs. mercury emissions contributed to incandescent lighting, take a look at this article from treehugger. Yes, CFLs contain small amounts of mercury, that's why it's especially important to recycle them in an appropriate facility. is an excellent resource for locating a variety of recycling programs in your area.QuickTime 7 Player - download here freeSubscribe! Subscription is the perfect way to stay informed of each new episode release. just click on the subscription button in the right-had column. It's free!moreless

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