Category Archives: Energy saving?

Shedding light on ‘miracle’ bulbs

The Montreal Gazette   Compact fluorescents may be a health menace   BY ALBERT NERENBERG, FREELANCE SEPTEMBER 24, 2010   If there’s a symbol for mainstream green fever, it’s the compact fluorescent light bulb. These intense white fluorescent lights are … Continue reading

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New Swiss study: CFL’s irradiate much more than previously assumed

Original article in German: http://www.bernerzeitung.ch/bern/Kaum-eingefuehrt-und-schon-umstritten/story/29795888 http://www.bernerzeitung.ch/wissen/technik/Verdacht-Sparlampen-strahlen-staerker-als-angenommen/story/14561897 Letter to the editor: http://www.bernerzeitung.ch/bzforum/leserbriefe/Die-grosse-Luege-bei-den-Sparlampen/story/29291609 Google translation of the first article: Hardly introduced and already controversial New studies show that the energy saving light bulbs emit a lot stronger than hitherto assumed. The federal … Continue reading

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Incandescent light bulbs account for less than 1 percent of total energy consumption

Research by the Dutch national Bureau for Statistics showed the following: Incandescent light bulbs account for less than 1 percent of total energy consumption “Incandescent light bulbs used in Dutch homes account for approximately 0.3 percent of total energy consumption. The … Continue reading

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‘Green’ lightbulbs poison workers

Hundreds of factory staff are being made ill by mercury used in bulbs destined for the West  From The Sunday Times May 3, 2009 WHEN British consumers are compelled to buy energy-efficient lightbulbs from 2012, they will save up to … Continue reading

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New Zealand scraps ban on traditional lightbulbs

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/december2008/nz_scraps_lightbulb_ban.htm The standard low cost, low pollution incandescent light bulb had been banned in New Zealand but on Wednesday the NZ Goverment announced an end to the ban. There have been concerns raised around the world about the high-energy costs … Continue reading

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Open Letter from the Institute of Building Biology

ENERGY SAVING LAMPS AND THE BAN OF INCANDESCENT LAMPS http://www.baubiologie.de/site/english/2009_IBN_Open_Letter.pdf Open Letter from the Institute of Building Biology + Ecology Neubeuern (IBN) to the responsible politicians in the European Union We, hereby, ask you to use all means at your … Continue reading

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Understanding fluorescent light bulbs (cnn)

HONG KONG, China (CNN) — Save energy — two words that have rapidly become a modern day mantra. But some are now asking, at what cost? One person asking that question is City University of Hong Kong’s professor Ron Hui, … Continue reading

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