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Fire hazard fears over compact fluorescent lamps at end of life

December 28, 2011
Wednesday AM

(SitNews) - Compact fluorescent lamps, which have been pushed to gradually replace traditional incandescent bulbs, are a potential fire hazard that could burn down your home, warn experts reports masslive.com.

The lamps (CFLs) use electricity to heat an element in the lamp’s base that leads the mercury vapor gas in the coils to emit light. The bulb ends its life when the wire filament, which produces light when electricity passes through it, burns out and breaks. When a CFL can no longer produce light, the electronics in its base will still try to function, reportedly sometimes leading to overheating, smoke and fire.... http://sitnews.us/1211News/122811/122811_cfls.html

On the Web:
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
http://www.cpsc.gov/
Report an unsafe product
https://www.saferproducts.gov/CPSRMSPublic/Incidents/ReportIncident.aspx
In the orb...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/dec/28/uk-switch-low-carbon-energy

http://www.alaskapublic.org/2011/12/27/ruralcap-working-on-rural-energy-saving-upgrades/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/27/mf-global-chief-missing-12b-financial-adviser-epa/

http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/28/genius-new-app-wakes-you-up-earlier-if-it-snowed-last-night/

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2011/12/did_you_know_that_disney_built_a_to.html

http://www.climate.com/company/careers/

http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Game-Console-Video-Streaming-Surges-117590

http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/28/android-and-ios-share-a-merry-little-christmas-seven-million-to/

http://allthingsd.com/20111228/windows-phone-marketplace-beats-android-market-to-50000-apps/

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