I don’t care if you believe global warming is happening, or if you think it can’t be stopped. Everybody likes saving money, and CF bulbs do just that. If you’re worried about the mercury in the bulb, know that an incandescent bulb requires more electricity — which means more mercury gets spewed out of the coal-fired power plant’s smokestack than is in the CF bulb.
I know, they aren’t great for every application… although there is a nice CF review page that can help you decide which CF is right for your special (dim/3-way/outdoor/etc) application.
A right wing blog started this? But I thought only liberals cared about the environment! Apparently not; some conservatives would like to conserve. That’s great news though — it means maybe we’ll elect leaders who aren’t so interested in redlining environmental initiatives at G8 summits. If you’re interested, OneBillionBulbs.com is the creation of Pajamas Media, a right wing blog.
In the mean time, I encourage you to check the site out, register, and both
(a) record which CF bulb changes you’ve already made
(b) see if you can find some more opportunities to change incandescent to CF.
Finally, check out this nifty graphic, updated in real time:
Wouldn’t it be neato if it appeared on the top of BMG‘s right margin for a week or three?