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Are CFLs really energy efficient?

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Few days ago, I read an article that talked about the ill effects of incandescent light bulbs. So, I decided to replace them with CFLs only to discover that they do not work as efficiently as expected. To add to this I also discovered that it contains toxic substances like mercury and if broken should be handled with care. Totally confused!! Someone recommended that I replace CFLs with LEDs. Do you think it’s a better option?

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yeah they do contain a little mercury and shouldnt be thrown away in the trash either.

Most local towns (at least in Mass. ) have a flourescent light drop center. Most schools have the long flr. lights and a lot of commercial.

 

But I've had cfl's in my place for years and years. They are pretty sturdy, havent seen any break and they last a LONG time. I'm very satisfied with them. And that is my best substitute now until something I guess they get better. I agree they shouldnt be made with mercury! 

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