Top Ten: Myths about CFLs Debunked

Top Ten: Myths about CFLs Debunked

Mar 4, 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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