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By Dave Rongey
Summary: Important information about the dangers of CFL Lamps.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ENERGY SAVER LIGHT BULBS!
Warning about mercury in CFLs
Look for Early Signs of Trouble:
If you see a CFL that has dark gray coloring at the base where the glass connects to the base of the lamp I would advise you to replace the CFL. In my personal experience I have witnessed a few CFL lamps actually burn up and emit a yellow-colored cloud into the room. The smell was awful. I immediately opened the windows and grabbed a bag, unscrewed the lamp and took it outside.
These lamps are great energy savers but they may be a hazard. Because of what I experienced I would personally not install these lamps in the bedrooms where baby's and infants reside. What bothers me is that political controls can enforce such energy saving measures and not take the responsibility for the hazards they pose to our lives and the environment.
Maybe we should send all of our used bulbs to Congress?