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Posted: 9/18/2009 2:37:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 2:49:55 PM EST by Lord_Of_War]
In a effort to become "greener", and save some money on my electric bill I bought some CFL bulbs today. I was installing one of them over my bed and pushed a little too hard on the end causing a small piece to break off the tip. Am I gonna die of mercury poison? Seriously though, should I just get the broken pieces up and not worry about it, or panic and throw away my bedding and call a HazMat team?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:37:54 PM EST
Dibs on guns
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:41:35 PM EST
Call the EPA asap.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:41:36 PM EST
Dibs on $ and bank accounts.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:42:29 PM EST
dibs on porn folder
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:42:42 PM EST
Ammo. Dibs.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:42:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 2:45:15 PM EST by danwesson83]
dibs on ammo

ETA: Shit, just missed it!

EATA: Go with LED next time. No environmental hassles, and they last 30kHr+ . They're just a little weaker, but I can function just fine with how much they put out.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:43:37 PM EST
Just clean it up. You'll be fine.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:44:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By danwesson83:
dibs on ammo

ETA: Shit, just missed it!


I only want the .223 and .45

You can have the rest.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:44:27 PM EST
I dare you to lick it
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:45:34 PM EST
dibs on the rest of the lights
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:52:48 PM EST

Well there goes your cost-savings.


Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:54:12 PM EST
the greenies fooled you! ha, now you have to buy another bulb
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:55:40 PM EST
Dibs on optics and load carrying gear

What kind of vehicles do you have?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:56:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 2:56:23 PM EST by akethan]
Lord_Of_War my ass.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 3:02:26 PM EST
Mercury in your bed?

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 3:04:36 PM EST
Don't CFLs have Hg in them?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 3:14:05 PM EST
you better buy some sort of pollution credit. the man is after you now
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 3:14:57 PM EST
DIBS on the Superfund Cleanup site!
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 3:32:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Mercury in your bed?

http://www.fourhorsemenfootball.com/mercury.jpg


Awesome
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:02:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By danwesson83:
dibs on ammo

ETA: Shit, just missed it!

EATA: Go with LED next time. No environmental hassles, and they last 30kHr+ . They're just a little weaker, but I can function just fine with how much they put out.


Where's the best place to buy the LED bulbs? I like the CFL as far as brightness goes, but I would love to go all LED to save some more since my electric bills have been high.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:41:42 PM EST
I've broken a few. Just clean up the glass and go on with life. You should be OK as long as you aren't licking your bed sheets. I would wash them tho. Maybe air out the place if your super paranoid.


Opinion: Best damn CFL's are GE Daylights. Expensive (about $8 for 2 100w equiv..) but they are nearly pure white instead of piss yellow, and they are ALOT brighter. Only had 2 die in 4 years. And they died during my last move after 3 years of use.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:49:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lord_Of_War:
Originally Posted By danwesson83:
dibs on ammo

ETA: Shit, just missed it!

EATA: Go with LED next time. No environmental hassles, and they last 30kHr+ . They're just a little weaker, but I can function just fine with how much they put out.


Where's the best place to buy the LED bulbs? I like the CFL as far as brightness goes, but I would love to go all LED to save some more since my electric bills have been high.

I get mine from Sam's club and Costco. I think Sam's Club has a pack of 3 small for 15$, which is pretty good. They also sell candelabra LEDs, but those are really weak.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:50:42 PM EST
That's what you get for being a hippy!
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:55:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lord_Of_War:
In a effort to become "greener", and save some money on my electric bill I bought some CFL bulbs today. I was installing one of them over my bed and pushed a little too hard on the end causing a small piece to break off the tip. Am I gonna die of mercury poison? Seriously though, should I just get the broken pieces up and not worry about it, or panic and throw away my bedding and call a HazMat team?

The 'hazmat' stuff is bullshit, designed to lawyer-proof the companies producing the bulbs, in the case that some lady has a mutant kid and decides to sue over a bulb she broke 5 years ago...

There is no scientific basis for that miniscule amount of mercury being a problem...

Just like the recent 'lead paint on toys' scare...

Lawyer-proofing... Nothing more, nothing less...
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:55:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mosin_Nagant:
That's what you get for being a hippy!

Nothing hippie-ish about saving cash on your electric bill...
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:10:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dave_A:

Originally Posted By Mosin_Nagant:
That's what you get for being a hippy!

Nothing hippie-ish about saving cash on your electric bill...

No kidding. I don't know why they make fun of it for being hippy-ish, when really they are just screwing themselves out of money. I would rather save money.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:14:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By ArmyInfantryVet:

Originally Posted By Dave_A:

Originally Posted By Mosin_Nagant:
That's what you get for being a hippy!

Nothing hippie-ish about saving cash on your electric bill...

No kidding. I don't know why they make fun of it for being hippy-ish, when really they are just screwing themselves out of money. I would rather save money.

Yep, there's a difference between being "environmentally friendly" and being efficient.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:21:40 PM EST
You'll be zombified and undead by morning.

Sorry.


No dibs on wife or GF. Too late fo them.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:23:39 PM EST
It's too late your already dead, you just don't know it yet.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:25:10 PM EST
As some have already pointed out, pick up the pieces, wash the sheets, and ventilate the room. Problem solved.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:30:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By DSRV:
You'll be zombified and undead by morning.

Sorry.


No dibs on wife or GF. Too late fo them.

Almost forgot. The first thing to happen will be your dick falls off. Sorry.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:30:35 PM EST
Dead in 24 hours. 48 tops. Sorry dude.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:41:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 5:56:21 PM EST by Abearir]
Originally Posted By Lord_Of_War:
In a effort to become "greener", and save some money on my electric bill I bought some CFL bulbs today. I was installing one of them over my bed and pushed a little too hard on the end causing a small piece to break off the tip. Am I gonna die of mercury poison? Seriously though, should I just get the broken pieces up and not worry about it, or panic and throw away my bedding and call a HazMat team?


No biggie..........clean it up, wash the blankets and sheets, forget about it.

Linky
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:41:46 PM EST
Prayers sent
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