LINKS: CFL & Bulb Ban Articles

Nov 2012 (US) The 75-Watt Bulb Has a Dim Future

Aug 2012 Chicago Health Examiner (US): FRAUD: Regular light bulbs CAUSE global warming (CFLs PREVENT IT) part 1 [New]

Aug 2012 Chicago Health Examiner (US): FRAUD: Regular light bulbs CAUSE global warming (CFLs PREVENT IT) part 2 [New]

Aug 2012 The Guardian (UK): Light goes out for incandescent bulbs

Aug 2012 Der Spiegel (Germany): Light-Bulb Ban Casts Shadow over EU Democracy

Aug 2012 The Local (Germany): Germans take dim view of light bulb inspections

July 2012 Daily Maverick (S. Africa): This lightbulb’s going to blow

Mar 2012 Capitalism.HK (Hong Kong): Light Bulb Bans – How Big Government Is Literally Killing You

Jan 2012 The NY times (US): Tips on Shopping for Energy-Efficient Bulbs

Jan 2012 Light Bulb Phaseout Worse Than Reported

Jan 2012 Health Problems Ignored In The Incandescent Bulb Ban

Jan 2012 EE Guest commentary: CFLs and their “issues” (interesting discussion)

Dec 2011 Five Myths About the Federal Incandescent Light Bulb Ban

Oct 2011 Firstpost (India): Energy-saving fluorescent lights linked to increasing eye diseases

Oct 2011 Asian Scientist: Study: Fluorescent Lighting May Increase Eye Disease, Cataracts, Pterygia

Aug 2011 Consumer Reports magazine: Bulbs pose fire hazard

July 2011 Science Daily: Mercury Vapor Released from Broken Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Can Exceed Safe Exposure Levels for Humans, Study Finds [Newly added]

May 2011 The NY times (US): Light Bulb Saving Time

Apr 2011 The CFL Fraud

Apr 2011 The Telegraph (UK): Energy saving light bulbs ‘contain cancer causing chemicals’

Mar 2011 Times Colonist (Canada): New light bulbs could be a quake risk

Mar 2011 Are Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs Really Cheaper Over Time?

Jan 2011 The Telegraph (UK): Energy saving light bulbs ‘could trigger breast cancer’

Dec 2010 Chicago Tribune (US): Don’t you hate those bulbs?

Apr 2010 (US): U.N. Mercury Alert Neglects Metal-Laden CFLs

Mar 2010 Climate Science (NL): The Unholy Alliance between Philips and the Greens (guest weblog)

Dec 2009 BBC News (UK): Why eco-light bulbs aren’t what they seem

Dec 2009 BBC News (UK): A paler shade of light? (linking to my earlier blog Greener Lights)

Dec 2009 The Telegraph (UK): Energy saving bulbs are not labelled correctly according to Defra study

Nov 2009 The Telegraph (UK): Energy saving light bulbs get dimmer over time

Nov 2009 Noisy CF Bulb Jams Garage Door Opener

Sep 2009 The Telegraph (UK) Lifespan of energy-saving bulbs reduced by repeated switching

Aug 2009 The Telegraph (UK): Energy saving light bulbs offer dim future !

Jul 2009 The Washington TimesEco-friendly light bulbs flip switch on problems

Mar 2009 The NY Times [blog copy] (US): Do New Bulbs Save Energy if They Don’t Work?

Sep 2008 Spiegel Online (Germany): Are Fluorescents Really the Way to Go?

Aug 2008 Investigate Magazine Mercury in CFLs – Special investigation (long & detailed)

Jan 2008 BBC News (UK): Low-energy bulb disposal warning

Jan 2009 EC& The hidden cost of CFLs

Jan 2009 NY Times blog: Why Efficient Light Bulbs Fail to Thrive

Apr 2009 NY Times Green blog: A Defense of the Incandescent Light Bulb by Howard Brandston

Sep 2009 The Telegraph (UK): Defra confirms its bulb ‘ban’ is not legal

Sep 2009 The Telegraph (UK): EU lightbulb ban violates simple economic principles

Sep 2009 The Telegraph (UK): Spotlight and downlighter bulbs next to be banned by EU

Sep 2009 The NY times (US): Europe’s Ban on Old-Style Bulbs Begins

Apr 2009 The NY times (US):  Holdouts for Humble Bulb Defy a Government Phase-Out

Aug 2009 The Guardian (UK): Incandescent rage as lights go out on old 100W bulbs

Aug 2009 Daily Mail (UK): Making it illegal to sell 100-watt light bulbs is simply dimwitted EU Commission reacts to lightbulb art ‘ban’

Jul 2008 CNN International (Hong Kong): Understanding flourescent light bulbs [Newly added]

Jan 2008 In Defense of Incandescence

Nov 2007 The Independent (UK) Green light bulbs: Not such a bright idea

Apr 2007 Daily Mail (UK): Dimwits: Why ‘green’ lightbulbs aren’t the answer to global warming

Apr 2007 The Washington Post (US): Fluorescent Bulbs Are Known to Zap Domestic Tranquillity

May 2007 Architectural What will be the fate of the incandescent lamp? Pt.1 + Pt.2

Feb 2007 CFL Bulbs Have One Hitch: Toxic Mercury


(Thanks to Freedom Lightbulb & Send Your Lightbulbs to Washington for some of the links.)

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