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    I told him last night I think we should change all our lightbulbs in the house to CFLs to start going green. He bought a hybrid a few years ago and we recycle all the time and he likes saving money so I thought he'd be down with that. He said hell no, and actually he was thinking about buying a lifetime supply of incandescent bulbs so he'd never actually have to switch over once the government makes it a law down the road. Lame.


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    Compact Flourescents last for 5 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One bulb for five years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I like my led lights but are these CFL's brighter and longerlasting???

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    I now have this image of your dad trying to calculate exactly how many he'll need to last a lifetime. I hope he takes into account advaces in medicine. He may need a lot of bulbs (and a bigger house to store them)
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    There have been changes in CFLs to make them have a slightly more yellow tint than traditional fluorescent lights. We have them at my work right now. I am sitting in a small office room with four of these bulbs and it looks fine and not fluorescenty. I'm willing to make the sacrifice. He evidently is not.


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    Baby jesus when squeezed, would light up the face from within, creating a soft glow.

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    We bought a couple CFL floodlights for our kitchen. They're really fucking bright.
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    CFLs are great and all except the light they give off isn't as bright. I don't care what they say. they're not as bright.
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    btw I am right and amy is wrong.
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    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    They are a little dimmer. I don't mind this, softer light is better light, especially in the bathroom, especially when you look like Mask.

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    Haaa

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    Mine are bright. Or really white.
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    I never really was one for football...
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    That's what I need in my life. Flourescent lights in my fucking house. Who wants more headaches? I do you son of a bitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    btw I am right and amy is wrong.
    Tom, are you in fact Amy's dad?
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    I hope this is common knowledge to all of you but I've recently found two people that I know that had no idea. I hope all of you eco-warriors are doing your homework before going out and evangelizing this shit.

    CFL bulk are to used ONLY in areas were you plan to leave the lights on for long periods of time. It is NOT a good idea to use them in areas where you generally leave the light on for less than 15 minutes. The bathroom is probably not a good spot for them. Garages/pantries/closets/etc. are horrible places for them.

    15 minutes is the breakover period, that's how long a CFL takes to truly get warmed up and it starts outpacing an incandescent bulb for efficiency. If you turn on a CFL bulb for less than 15 minutes you've actually used MORE energy than an incandescent bulb would have.


    I'm sure everyone knew that already but it bears repeating becuase it's important.
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    I sent some to bugonyourlips mom so she can use them in her sex dungeon. Her webcam and the incandescent lighting are not jiving. There are some terrible shadows highlighting all the wrong features.

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    "I love the baby Jesus. He don't give me no shit, and he don't fuck around, and he's just the coolest fuckin' guy...anyway I just called up to say I love the baby Jesus."

    +1000 to anyone else who actually owns the album I'm quoting...

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    1000 points goes to someone who cares.
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    jack i did not know that. still goes for most lights in my house tho. we use electricity like whoa.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw94086 View Post
    I hope this is common knowledge to all of you but I've recently found two people that I know that had no idea. I hope all of you eco-warriors are doing your homework before going out and evangelizing this shit.

    CFL bulk are to used ONLY in areas were you plan to leave the lights on for long periods of time. It is NOT a good idea to use them in areas where you generally leave the light on for less than 15 minutes. The bathroom is probably not a good spot for them. Garages/pantries/closets/etc. are horrible places for them.

    15 minutes is the breakover period, that's how long a CFL takes to truly get warmed up and it starts outpacing an incandescent bulb for efficiency. If you turn on a CFL bulb for less than 15 minutes you've actually used MORE energy than an incandescent bulb would have.


    I'm sure everyone knew that already but it bears repeating becuase it's important.

    I didn't know that but I leave my bathroom light on all the time anyways because I like having the fan going and also because I am afraid of the dark.

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    Lucky for you that one light on in the bathroom is sufficient to illuminate your whole apartment.

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    Square footage burn.

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    STUDIO FACE

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    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw94086 View Post
    If you turn on a CFL bulb for less than 15 minutes you've actually used MORE energy than an incandescent bulb would have.
    Hardly definite scientific proof, but Mythbusters says it's about 23 seconds.

    Actually that's not quite right either...what they were testing was a REALLY stupid myth that it was better to leave ANY lightbulb on for a while rather than flipping it on and off for short periods. I think they found that regular bulbs use virtually no extra energy to startup, but CFLs use "23 seconds worth of energy".

    I would assume that means "23 seconds worth" of the energy a CFL would use. A similar incandescent bulb would use even more energy in 23 seconds.

    The old "15 minutes" bit has been going around for a long time, and there's some good reasons for it. They take a couple minutes to reach full brightness and proper color temperature. They will supposedly fail faster the more often you turn them on and off, but that doesn't matter as much now that they're getting so cheap. (Though landfilling them is certainly a concern.) And yes, they do use extra energy to start up. But to say that a CFL uses as much energy in 10 seconds as a standard bulb does in 15 minutes...ridiculous.

    So you're right, but for the wrong reasons.

    I've got incandescents in the closets, but CFLs in the master bathroom. My wife can easily spend an hour getting ready in the morning, with 6 CFL globes over the mirror...you can't tell me 6 x 60 watt bulbs is smarter. My wife put them in the guest bathroom, which was probably a mistake, but certainly not a big issue. (Most days, it doesn't get turned on anyway, so who cares.)

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    1000 points goes to someone who cares.
    Amy's got her grumpy pants on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M Sparks View Post
    Amy's got her grumpy pants on.
    That's a girdle.

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    That's a girdle.
    Actually it's a phallus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M Sparks View Post
    Hardly definite scientific proof, but Mythbusters says it's about 23 seconds.

    Actually that's not quite right either...what they were testing was a REALLY stupid myth that it was better to leave ANY lightbulb on for a while rather than flipping it on and off for short periods. I think they found that regular bulbs use virtually no extra energy to startup, but CFLs use "23 seconds worth of energy".

    I would assume that means "23 seconds worth" of the energy a CFL would use. A similar incandescent bulb would use even more energy in 23 seconds.

    The old "15 minutes" bit has been going around for a long time, and there's some good reasons for it. They take a couple minutes to reach full brightness and proper color temperature. They will supposedly fail faster the more often you turn them on and off, but that doesn't matter as much now that they're getting so cheap. (Though landfilling them is certainly a concern.) And yes, they do use extra energy to start up. But to say that a CFL uses as much energy in 10 seconds as a standard bulb does in 15 minutes...ridiculous.

    So you're right, but for the wrong reasons.

    I've got incandescents in the closets, but CFLs in the master bathroom. My wife can easily spend an hour getting ready in the morning, with 6 CFL globes over the mirror...you can't tell me 6 x 60 watt bulbs is smarter. My wife put them in the guest bathroom, which was probably a mistake, but certainly not a big issue. (Most days, it doesn't get turned on anyway, so who cares.)
    um I didn't offer fucking scientific proof, but you're fucking brainless if you think somebody simply pulled 15 minutes out their ass with no basis. It's documented by people who know far more about this shit out than you or I. (i.e. US Dept of Energy/EPA). Mythbusters is fake science, even they admit that, and there are other factors at play in the EPA's 15 minute guideline which you even admit.

    And listen to yourself.
    My wife can easily spend an hour getting ready in the morning, with 6 CFL globes over the mirror...you can't tell me 6 x 60 watt bulbs is smarter.
    you just said an hour. Nobody's arguing a fucking hour, of course CFLs are going to be cheaper in an hour. You're reaching so far that you forgot the details of your argument.

    But to say that a CFL uses as much energy in 10 seconds as a standard bulb does in 15 minutes...ridiculous.
    excuse me, I didn't fucking say that. You're not very quick on the uptake.
    Do you understand the concept of a "break even point"? Of course the CFL levels out quickly, but then after that it still takes some amount of time for the incancescent to catch up. I don't know where you got 10 seconds, that's probably a load of crap, I've heard it's at least several minutes, but even if it were 10 seconds you still have the period between 10 seconds and the breakover point were the CFL is still burning watts, even if at a lower rate.

    Here let me draw you a little graph.


    So maybe 15 minutes isn't the strict breakover point, but it's close. It doesn't have to be all about kilowatts/hour. You've already ceded the possible other factors. The other efficiency factor that is probably the shortened life and which raises the long term lighting cost.
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