24 March 2007

another argument against banning incandescent bulbs

one of our original overhead lights in the kitchen died a while ago. being über-hippie types, we decided to look for a greener compact flourescent bulb as a replacement. for $11, wife bought a pack of two, each with a glass cover to mask the hideous structure of a normal cf bulb. unfortunately, wife has the coordination of a drunken jellyfish two weeks dead, so the blubs, having had a face-to-face encounter with mother earth, no worky. now, given that these bulbs have mercury and other pollutants, we need to find a way to re-dispose of our $11, preferrably for free.

someone tell me where to take my bulbs (please submit all responses as xml documents). think of the children.

update: after watching my daughter tug on the cord for a cf lamp, i wonder if requiring people to keep mercury-spewing accidents within reach of children is such a good idea. it's somewhat surprising, i know, but laws have unintended consequences.


  1. I think they key is to install them in permanent light fixtures instead of mobile (and precarious) ones.

    I'll see what I can find on mercury vapor recycling/disposal.

  2. Drunken Jellyfish 2 Weeks Dead3/26/2007 11:53 AM