[NAFEX] Home Depot CFL recycling- OT Light bulb as Xmas gift

Naomi Counides naomi at oznayim.us
Sat Dec 6 09:16:53 EST 2008


I just learned on another list that Home Depot recycles the CFLs as a free




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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of S & E Hills
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 7:09 AM
To: 'North American Fruit Explorers'
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] OT Light bulb as Xmas gift



I find that in cooler situations (front porch, basement) that the CFL bulbs
are dim, though they eventually brighten up (though not in the time I am
wanting to get what I am trying to get done
.it would be silly for me to go
over and turn on the basement light 5 minutes before I go down to find a
tool from my workstation).


CFL’s also have that problem with disposal, once they make that easier I’ll
be happier with them.  (though I have already switched over more than ½ of
my bulbs (I started when the CFL’s first came out).


I bought 3 LED bulbs for a fixture in my bedroom, but the bulbs in there
haven’t burned out so I have not yet changed them over.


Personally, I think we (NAFEXers) who garden and plant so extensively should
qualify for automatic carbon offsets.  I’ve planted (and tend) 30+ trees in
my little yard,  I can’t imagine between that and all the other gardening I
do that I would still have a positive carbon footprint.


Scott Hills

Zone 6b Michigan

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