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Warning: Prepare to Convert Your Lightbulbs This Year

Warning: Prepare to Convert Your Lightbulbs This Year

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you have heard the news that this is the year that the government has mandated we begin changing over to the new energy efficient lightbulbs such as CFL’s and LED’s. The cost of CFL’s has gone down considerably but LED’s are still on […]

Comparing Halogen, CFL and LED Floodlights for Home Security

Comparing Halogen, CFL and LED Floodlights for Home Security

Automatic floodlights are one of the best investments for home security as they’re active 24/7 and cost very little to install and maintain. Home Depot offers a few options in the PAR38 standard floodlight size from Halogens, CFL’s and the latest in LED lights. Price points and lighting color options […]

A Safer Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL)?

A Safer Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL)?

We all know that compact fluorescent lights are one of the best eco-lighting options out there. But the potential risk of a broken bulb is a real one – especially with that bit of mercury inside. That risk became a reality for Tom Irvine, the chief executive of Florida-based Clear-Lite […]

Home Depot will Recycle Your CFL’s

Home Depot will Recycle Your CFL’s

Last week Home Depot announced it would accept all CFLs (compact flourescent lightbulbs) for recycling. This is great news considering the hazardous properties of disposed CFLs which contain trace amounts of mercury. The use of CFLs continue to rise and with most people in America living near a Home Depot […]

Steps for Safely Disposing of a Broken CFL Light bulb

Steps for Safely Disposing of a Broken CFL Light bulb

When a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL – shown above before breaking) breaks, you must handle the contents with a bit more care as it contains mercury which is very toxic. NotMartha.org goes through the steps she took to thoroughly clean herself and the are where the bulb broke and […]