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We hope that more people adopt this attitude towards their lighting. Once we all look at LED lights the same way we do at appliances and tools that are not so quickly disposable - that will last as long as their fixtures - it's easier to look past the upfront costs and recognize the lifelong savings. With the rapid evolution of LED technology, we're already seeing prices fall steadily. But for significant change to take place, consumers are going to have to think outside the bulb.

LED lighting shares a ranking with solar paneling, building insulation, and hybrid vehicles as environmentally sustainable investments that often come with admittedly high sticker shock. Though these expenses are accompanied by guarantees to pay for themselves in energy savings over time, even consumers who really want to go green can have trouble justifying these purchases.

When most people think of lighting, the traditional Edison-style 60Watt A-Lamp incandescent light bulb comes to mind. This is the model that people are comfortable shopping for, the icon that LED lighting

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.



Mercury in CFLs: It All Adds Up

We at besld have blogged before about the dangers of mercury exposure from fluorescent bulbs, as well as passed along Energy Star's procedures for safely disposing of a broken CFL. Folks reluctant to switch to mercury-free LED lights have countered that the amount of the toxic heavy metal inside CFLs is negligible, some even going so far as to say that the Energy Star disposal guidelines are alarmist and unnecessary.

This is obviously a sticky issue, especially as CFLs seem to be standard "gateway" lamp of choice for eco-conscious consumers before switching to LED lighting systems. For what it's worth, we agree that mild exposure to a single broken CFL will probably not harm you that much - though we'd still recommend following the Energy Star guidelines (especially if you're pregnant or nursing). So what is the problem? Well, in spite of the recycling efforts of some consumers, mercury exposure is still happening during the production and disposal of CFLs - and other such industrial products - and the toxic metal appears to be accumulating in the environment at a substantial rate.

Consumer Reports recently conducted testing on canned tuna products. In a report released in their January 2011 issue, they found that the average mercury content of a white tuna sample was 0.427 parts per million. This is up from the 0.353 ppm found in the Food and Drug Administration's sample testing from 2002-2004. Consumer Reports also noted that, while “white” tuna is generally believed to contain more mercury than “light” tuna, some light tuna contained enough that a woman of childbearing age who eats less than a can a week would still exceed federal recommendations for mercury consumption, as the metal can affect fetal development.

 

WebMD says tuna can cause mercury poisoning in kitties, as they find the stuff addicting.

So not only would upgrading to LED lights help save the planet through lower energy use and carbon emissions, but cutting out CFLs - and educating ourselves about the other mercury-tainted goods in our lives - will also help save the planet through more satisfying lunches. Please don't deprive me of my spicy tuna rolls.

Briggs electrical service provides residential, commercial and industrial electrical services.

Located in Matthews between hwy 74 hwy and 485 to easily provide Electrical Service in Matthews, Stallings NC, Weddington NC, Wesley Chapel, Waxhaw, and, Charlotte, Cabarrus county NC, and Pineville NC

  Briggs Electrical Service & Lighting Design.

500 East Matthews Street Matthews, NC 28105

Phone number (704) 847-5737  


The owner Peter James Briggs

Email james@besld.net

Office manager Trinity Reynolds 

trinity@besld.net

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