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julsie
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January 28, 2012 - 5:41 pm

I was at Home Depot today and found Philips brand light bulbs in 100% cardboard packaging!  They're the twisty CFLs, which I've never seen without the obnoxious molded plastic package before.  Each 4-pack was only 99 cents more than the other brand, so I didn't even have to weigh my conscience against my budget.

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Electrofriend
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January 29, 2012 - 9:12 pm

Home depot and Lowes both carry LED bulbs which do not contain mercury in them. They cost a more than CFLs though. I am trying to avoid plastic as much as possible, but what kind of a work environment do those employees have working with mercury? I am not sure which is worse.

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julsie
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January 31, 2012 - 3:38 pm

I remember how the early CFLs had poor light quality and burned out much faster than advertised.  I stuck a bunch of them in my closets when I realized too late that they didn't fit my light fixtures.  Having been through the light bulb revolution once, I'm waiting to see how other people like their LED bulbs.

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Electrofriend
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February 1, 2012 - 9:41 am

The blue LED Christmas lights that I have are unbelievably bright. I would only use these outside. My LED bulb that I have in my bedroom overhead light is wonderful. I managed to buy it during a sale at Lowe's for less than $10.

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