11 Aug '11, 6pm

Once-Scorned Light Bulbs Are Advancing: Despite some mercury content, budget-conscious consumers can take solace...

In my Pragmatist column in Thursday’s Home section, I describe the latest advancements in energy-efficient light bulbs in response to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, part of which takes effect next January. EcoSmart A 100-watt-equivalent C.F.L. marketed by EcoSmart. Much of that discussion focuses on so-called C.F.L.’s, or compact fluorescent light bulbs. While they have improved in recent years, the technology continues to be hampered by worries about its environmental impact in landfills because C.F.L.’s contain mercury. Environmentally minded consumers who hope to shave a few dollars from their electric bills by using C.F.L.’s can take solace in the fact that some groups consider C.F.L.’s greener than the bulbs they replace. In 2008, for instance, the Natural Resources Defense Council published a paper suggesting that C.F.L.’s do less environmental har...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/11/once-scorned-co...

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