MaClean’s columnist Dawn Rae Downton, has hit the mark with her article ‘Light Wars’. She highlights the dubious claims that compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are one hundred percent eco-friendly, and worth phasing out traditional bulbs for. The writer highlights a test done by Margery Conner, from EDN, survived the bulbs and found that those which are not used in an “upright, position, such as in a table lamp” often cook themselves. In addition, CFLs do not work well in cold climates – which is obviously Canada.
I have not mentioned the mercury issue. Mercury is not a friendly substance… Anyhow, the article is pretty good, especially for MaClean’s. It is in the June 30th Issue.