Top Ten: Myths about CFLs Debunked

Top Ten: Myths about CFLs Debunked

Janel Laban
Mar 11, 2008

Which myths listed here are true and which are, well, myths?

CFL bulbs are no better for the environment than incandescent bulbs: Mercury is still released into the environment during production. If a bulb breaks, mercury may be released and pose a health risk. CFL bulbs don't cost that much more to produce than standard bulbs; customers are simply being overcharged. Removing incandescent bulbs will make the room colder; the traditional bulbs create and use heat, which helps provide warmth.

This MSN Real Estate article tackles the myths--actually, 11 of them, a bonus top ten!--about CFLs and gives it to you straight.

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-The great photo at the top of the post is called Environmental Treat, and was taken by j / f / Photos.

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