06 Sep '11, 7pm

If you don't like the facts, make up your own

Mr. Bottum continues in the article as if the standards require CFLs, and goes on to claim that CFLs “produce constant ultraviolet and blue light, which can aggravate skin rashes . . . they’ve been known to catch fire when hung upside down in recessed lighting, they make the rest of your appliances stutter when they draw their first burst of power, and they automatically switch on anything that uses an infrared remote control or sensor. Like your TV channel changer and your cell phone. Oh, they also make polarized window film shimmer with funny little rainbows till your eyes water, and they cause the dyes in expensive fabrics and paintings to decay . . .” and many other claims that lack substantiation. All of Bottum’s claims are either misleading or downright incorrect and below I address some of them where he spins the facts radically:

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