Gray Matters by Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler

Gray Matters

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 1 year ago

    Just go to bed after after sundown. That’s environmentally friendly.

  2. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    We have had 3 of those squirrelly lightbulbs crack spontaneously.

  3. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, over 1 year ago

    I stocked up on regular bulbs when I could.

  4. Logan Sackett

    Logan Sackett GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I won’t put ’em in my house since they have Mercury in them and I have grandkids and pets. Besides, they would be a pain to clean up if I dropped one. If you do use them and do break one, here are the cleanup instructions from energystar.gov

    CLEANUP AND DISPOSAL OVERVIEW
    The most important steps to reduce exposure to mercury vapor from a broken bulb are:
    1. Before cleanup
    a. Have people and pets leave the room.
    b. Air out the room for 5-10 minutes by opening a window or door to the outdoor environment.
    c. Shut off the central forced air heating/air conditioning (H&AC) system, if you have one.
    d. Collect materials needed to clean up broken bulb.

    2. During cleanup
    a. Be thorough in collecting broken glass and visible powder.
    b. Place cleanup materials in a sealable container.

    3. After cleanup
    a. Promptly place all bulb debris and cleanup materials outdoors in a trash container or protected area until materials can be disposed of properly. Avoid leaving any bulb fragments or cleanup materials indoors.
    b. For several hours, continue to air out the room where the bulb was broken and leave the H&AC system shut off.

  5. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Logan Sackett

    Wow. Local advice in the UK is "use a sealed plastic bag, take it to the safe disposal section of local waste disposal (they’re all required to have one, now), and air the room for 15 minutes.


    I wonder how much paranoia in the US is driven by fear of litigation by someone, somewhere.

  6. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I have GOT to do this.

  7. bpullin

    bpullin said, over 1 year ago

    CFLs are a huge environmental risk. And a sham. Just more liberal pin-heads at work making things worse with their half-arse solutions.

  8. Happyᵌ

    Happyᵌ GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Almost all recycling centers take fluorescent bulbs.
    You just need to make time to take them in.

  9. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, over 1 year ago

    I was behind them until I read what Logan revealed, and realized it was costing me more than $5.00 to take them to the recycling center. Any savings one might gain is wasted, and there is no environmental benefit. Regular bulbs can be made better. Ever notice how ever manufacture has bulbs of exactly 1000 hours? It is an intentional cartel decision.

  10. Captain Colorado

    Captain Colorado said, over 1 year ago

    “Curly Fry” bulbs are an example of environmentalism gone wrong.

  11. JanBic

    JanBic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Brighter LEDs are now available with longer life and no disposal hazards. They still lack dimming, though. I have put LEDs everywhere I can. Where I need dimmable, I use halogen which are still legal. Also exempt are 3 way, appliance bulbs, rough duty, and the best loophole, nostalgia bulbs which are standard incandescent with old fashioned filament and glass shapes.

  12. JanBic

    JanBic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @JanBic

    Also any incandescent over 150 watts is exempt.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    Yes those energy vampire bulbs you love so much.
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    Never had one of them go out or crack. I like LEDs better.
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    Look into recycling them not throwing them away.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Captain Colorado

    To you environmentalism never goes right. Unless you get to keep the energy sucking bulbs.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @JanBic

    I can live without dimming.

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