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Scott Stantis

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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    I calculated yesterday that lighting amounts to 12% of electricity use, so energy-efficient bulbs, which save about 80% over incandescent bulbs, could save about 10% of our total electric use. This was a vast overestimate of the potential savings on my part, since most industrial lighting is already fluorescent, so there won’t be any savings there, only households where the residents detest and despise the light from energy-saving bulbs are being prodded to change, so the total savings in electricity usage is much less than 10%.


    Just another cosmetic effort which won’t make much real difference. Especially since there are ways for the determined to continue to use incandescent bulbs, while those of us who are misers switched years ago.

  2. PICTO

    PICTO said, about 1 year ago

    I’m not sure if having cheaper ideas is the wisest course of action…

  3. jrgrizz57

    jrgrizz57 said, about 1 year ago

    @cfortunato

    So anything that results in less than 10K deaths per day should just be quietly accepted? “Government crackdown on dissidents in county X leaves 9999 dead”: no worries; less than 10K. “New disease killing 9999 per day”: why push for a cure when there are 10000 who will starve to death.

    10,000 people are going to starve to death tonight, but YOU had to read comments from people complaining about something unpopular.
    Poor baby.

  4. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    My house has a mix of HID, LED, and those hated CFLs.
    One room has incandescent bulbs on a rheostat for very low reddish light, a red LED would do the same almost, but the incandescent has a different ‘feel’ to the light and only averages about ten watts to use.
    .
    All the modern lights get 90 to 100 lumens per watt compared to under 20 lumens per watt for the bulbs using hot glowing metal for their light source.
    Add any shade of color preferred and the choice is easy and the government does not even enter into the picture.
    .
    I see this as similar to California banning bias ply tires in favor of radials, nanny state for the ignorant.
    Act like children and get treated like children.

  5. Larry

    Larry said, about 1 year ago

    On the lamps I have, the spiral goes the other way.
    (Witty cartoons, today and yesterday.)

  6. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 1 year ago

    @Al S.

    :-)

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Gore Bane

    When are you going to change your ugly exploytative avatar?

  8. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 1 year ago

    @Joadtom

    This is off track but… Older Florescent lighting was electrically noisy. Are the newer Florescent tubes less noisy?

  9. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    No. It’s better.

  10. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Hoping the hype was true I was an early adopter of CFLs. I have had 2 go out in smoke and flames and have found that although they cost 5+ times as much they last about 3/4 as long. I’m not sure how much longer I can afford to be a miser.

  11. phdtogo

    phdtogo said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Enjoy poisoning the environment with mercury? Spend a little more and buy LEDs.

  12. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 1 year ago

    @Ruff

    I’m a retired Electronics Tech & spent 14 years with electromagnetic interference issues. Is the IR noise related to the 60 Hz power line frequency, I’d expect that. Enjoy the day…

  13. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @cfortunato

    And I need you to understand that the only reason anyone starts a statement like that “I need” is because psycho-babblers once upon a time installed it as a way of soft-peddling unpopular wishes. It had limited application at its height and even that has passed because no one really cares what “I need” at the moment.

  14. artistdavid

    artistdavid said, about 1 year ago

    @PICTO

    How about the mercury contamination and the extra effort to get rid of the contaminate?

    Me thinks, it is like using corn to make ethanol. Which makes third world countries pay more for their torte as! And uses gasoline to make the ethanol, with no savings.

    Typical Lib scheme!

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