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Original post made by Tim Hunt, Castlewood, on Mar 20, 2012

Was it the same geniuses who decided sunlight at 7:30 p.m. is better than light at 7 a.m. on March 15 who also gave us the awful CFL light bulbs?

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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 20, 2012 at 8:40 am

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Tim,

You haven't presented any evidence that CFL lights don't save energy or have short lifespans. You just related one experience (your own) as evidence. In statistics 101 we all learned that that is anecdotal evidence and is not statistically significant. Just google some of the many studies of lifespans of modern lights (LEDs are even better) and you can find plenty of scientific, statistical studies to show that the lifespans are much longer than older incandescent bulbs. They also use a lot less energy. This isn't some kind of conspiracy.

"instead of dreaming that humans can change weather"

Someone is proposing to change the weather? Maybe you're talking about the climate? Are you claiming that humans can or can't change the climate? Scientific evidence?

I was going to answer the business about daylight saving time, but then I realized I might not be getting the joke. It isn't April fools day (I had to check that). You're not serious about this stuff, are you?


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Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Mar 20, 2012 at 8:58 am

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You can't find many folks defending CFL's anymore---they are filled with toxic mercury, they buzz or hum, give off a harsh, glaring light and are not as effient as LED's. The problem is, LED's are so damn expensive, which is part of the reason many people feel the goal of greenies and climate witch doctors is just to separate you from your money by guilting the gullible into shelling out big bucks to 'save the environment'. What a crock....especially now that local building codes require new construction and remodels to subsidize these opportunists.


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 20, 2012 at 9:49 am

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"You can't find many folks defending CFL's anymore"

I'm still seeing plenty. I just googled it, there seem to be a lot of them. I know the companies selling the light bulbs are making a profit from them (nothing wrong with that), but these are some of the same companies that were selling us incandescent light bulbs too.

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I'm right next to a CFL and even if I put my ear next to it, I can't hear any "buzz or hum". There is a small amount of mercury in them, so you need to dispose of them properly, but they last much longer, so you don't have to replace them frequently. I agree, LEDs are more efficient and economies of scale will surely bring prices down.

About the climate change stuff, reasonable people can disagree with the conclusions and validity of studies, but you guys seems to be saying (correct me if I'm wrong) that we shouldn't even bother to study it. We should just conclude that man's activities could never affect the climate, based on blind faith? Have I got that right? Faith based science?

And Tim,

"Was it the same geniuses who decided sunlight at 7:30 p.m. is better than light at 7 a.m. on March 15 who also gave us the awful CFL light bulbs?"

My understanding was that the founding father Benjamin Franklin first proposed daylight savings time.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 20, 2012 at 10:04 am

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"if I put my ear next to it, I can't hear any "buzz or hum""

It depends on the quality of the brand. We've had some in the past that buzzed and shopped around for ones that didn't.


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Posted by Casanova_Frankenstein
a resident of Old Towne
on Apr 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm

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It is I, Casanova Frankenstein!

These young whippersnappers with their Daylight Cravings Time and other hedonistic electrickery must be stopped! Why, in my day, I had to walk to and from school in the dark both ways!

Progress must be halted. Why don't we RE-gress instead?

This has been a public service announcement from I, Casanova Frankenstein!


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