" ** Anyone seen tonight's news ??
Our f****it pollies have all climbed on a VERY dodgy Greenie bandwagon with this asinine idea.
Like that episode of "Yes Minister" where Sir Humphrey explained the mysteries of " Politicians logic " to the minister like this .....
" Imagine a very serious problem has been identified .....
So, WE politicians must do * SOMETHING * about it and soon !!!
NEXT: along comes an idea that seems to be in the right direction ...
Immediately the worried pollies all howl in unison
THIS * IS * SOMETHING !!!!!
Therefore * WE * must do it !!!! "
The plain truth is that CFLs consume enormously more energy in their creation and distribution than the familiar incandescent bulb.
PLUS - dead ones generate ENORMOUSLY more and far more SERIOUS environmental pollution than tiny bit of glass and burnt tungsten wire does.
PLUS - they are a absolute pig to dim.
PLUS - they generate harsh, fluorescent tube type light the nobody likes in their homes.
PLUS - they are often slow to light up which can be a serious safety hazard in many situations.
Anyone care to add to the list of NEGATIVE impacts ??
Bet Leo gets all fired up. "** Well - the man has.
See the April 2007 edition " Silicon Chip " when it arrives.