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Thomas Edison I wonder what he would think.
Molly Henneberg live -- -- I'm bureau of what's going on right now -- this this may be the demise is the end of the incandescent.
Light -- in the United States and I'm Danny -- hundred watt.
-- -- -- -- Now that this light bulb legislation Gregg doesn't actually banned the use of the traditional incandescent light -- But it doesn't acquire 100 watt bulbs to be almost 30% more energy efficient by next January 1.
Which could make -- much more expensive and which is why manufacturers are going to make him -- more supporters of the new legislation say this is leading to new more environmentally friendly lighting technology.
But a group of house and senate Republicans want to overturn the 2007 legislation -- the traditional loves it -- which is key in a recession.
And -- what consumers want.
And they don't want the government getting involved in things like lighting in your home.
Those new -- he's seen in the swirling looking balls they're called compact fluorescent lightbulbs CF bells they can be up to 75% more efficient than traditional light bulbs and last ten times longer according to reports.
But they're much more expenses have small amounts of Mercury in them so it's a CFL ball breaks this is what the EPA says you have to do about it to clean up.
There's a list of instructions on the EPA's website but in the region part of you have to have pets and people leave the room.
Air out of the room for five to ten minutes shut after heating and air conditioning collect the broken glass invisible powder put all those materials and debris in a syllable container and put it outside in the trash container and they continue to air out the room where the ball was broken for longer and that's -- more ammunition for critics say the traditional -- -- may not last is -- but they say they're safer and easier to clean up this one breaks.
-- Well but the other thing is who could have forward.
These new bulbs.
The compact fluorescent CL EDs and so -- -- -- They're incredibly expensive aren't that the right I mean you can get some -- -- For light bulbs for a buck or bucks fifty and then they say amount of those CFL's for I don't know 5678 dollars.
And in recession -- any time that's key and that's part of why people don't like this bill but it was passed in 2007 and signed by president George W.
Bush and it goes into effect next January well I -- -- -- it they've gotten better in terms of the light that they admit I remember when the first compact fluorescence came on.
And my wife against my better judgment and bought a bunch of them and we put him you know in one of our.
Our lamps and it was like this green hue and it just.
And it kind of made you sick to look at it and we eventually just pull them out.
But -- -- better now though the they actually.
Emit a better more acceptable color.
That are similar to being -- essence -- do you have any of them by the way moment.
I did have some all -- -- and I I agree with you the new into the CF bells are getting better but.
You know it isn't it is different than what you used to especially who used to hundred why involves the and the brightness of a hundred watt bulbs that there's a difference to me.
Yet and when you flip on the light switch.
Has it takes up a little -- takes -- wildly -- going I mean the rooms kind of dark for awhile and then they kind of warmup -- have to adjust to that stuff all right Molly -- great story thanks.
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