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Battle of the light bulbs

By Marc Lifsher and Adrian G. Uribarri, Times Staff Writers

February 24, 2007


A new light is about to burn more brightly: the stubby, squiggly fluorescent bulb. Environmentalists love it, Wal-Mart is promoting it and Australia is eyeing it as an easy way to save energy and curb global warming.

Now, California lawmakers are giving it some wattage by considering a ban on the sale of old-fashioned incandescent bulbs beginning in 2012.

The proposed switch represents a revolution in a lampshade, because incandescents account for 95% of light bulb sales. Replacing each descendant of Thomas A. Edison's invention with a low-energy, long-lasting, compact fluorescent bulb would slash electricity consumption by 75%, proponents say.
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Woo hoo for hippy environmentalists! 2012 is a long way off, though. We may have already burned the earth to a crisp by then. Besides, speaking of lampshades, what about those lampshades that hang on the bulbs? Are we going to see a glut of old lampshades sent to the landfill?
 

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The lampshades can always be recycled as hats for the poor.

I'm joking! I'm joking!
 
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