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Issue No. 1545

In Adventures on April 15, 2009 at 12:15 am

Re. the post “If you buy CFL light bulbs you might be a bad person” and reader Ryan’s thoughtful comment pointing me to the “Lights of America” web site:

Uh oh. Read the rest of this entry »

If you buy CFL light bulbs you might be a bad person.

In Adventures on April 11, 2009 at 12:54 am

So CFL on this blog does not involve Canadian Football. It means Compact Fluorescent, as in the light bulb variety.

I’ve mentioned before that, to the best of my understanding, no CFL light bulbs are manufactured in the U.S. Based on further recent personal investigation, it is my belief that none are manufactured anywhere outside of China. Read the rest of this entry »

CFL stands for Can’t Find Locally

In Adventures on January 28, 2009 at 2:15 pm

When I was at the grocery store I looked for CFLs. That’s Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs. I’ve been hearing lots of friends talk about how they’ve drastically reduced their energy consumption (and, therefore, electric bills) by smart usage—including installing CFLs around the house.

I’ve also heard the rumor that you can’t buy American-made CFLs.

I looked at two brands, and both were made in China.

We’ll see. Fingers are crossed.