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Natalie Wants You To Use This Bulb

We already know how much Leo and Brad care about saving our planet, but there are tons of other celebs that are just as passionate about eco-friendliness. Natalie Portman, Chloe Sevigny and Kyra Sedgwick teamed up in the name of the environment to create this PSA that shows how we can make a difference just by changing a light bulb. Casa told us about how these cool compact fluorescent lights save energy and last longer than regular bulbs. Plus, the statistics used in the PSA are pretty convincing if you're not already on the way to the hardware store to pickup a box.

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Shannon-23 Shannon-23 8 years
Some of your comments are correct - these bulbs are a different color. The cheap ones are poor lighting. However, if you buy good ones, like the Sylvania light bulbs, they are incredible. You can choose between different wattage and coloring bright blue or warm tones. There is such a varriety out there, no one has an excuse. Plus in the long-run they save money on electric bills and they last longer that other bulbs - less waste!
ThatsBloo2You ThatsBloo2You 8 years
and do you have the water saving toilet too?
shameless3 shameless3 8 years
They are great, but you have to consider that while they save on the energy use and CO2 emissions, they also contain mercury and therefore cannot be tossed in the garbage but must be recycled properly. The majority of people don't know this and have disposed of them improperly, leading to mercury contamination in landfills and the ground water system.Apparently these will be obsolete in 10 years and will be replaced with new LED ones (but not as strong as current LED lights). Canada has already said there will be no "normal" light bulbs sold in the country within the next few year, only CFL's (and any new ones that appear on the market) will be available to buy :)
shameless3 shameless3 8 years
They are great, but you have to consider that while they save on the energy use and CO2 emissions, they also contain mercury and therefore cannot be tossed in the garbage but must be recycled properly. The majority of people don't know this and have disposed of them improperly, leading to mercury contamination in landfills and the ground water system. Apparently these will be obsolete in 10 years and will be replaced with new LED ones (but not as strong as current LED lights). Canada has already said there will be no "normal" light bulbs sold in the country within the next few year, only CFL's (and any new ones that appear on the market) will be available to buy :)
serendipitous serendipitous 8 years
Le Etiana, I was just at target, and I was checking out lightbulbs and they have the smaller ones. I think they were about $4. I've been using these bulbs for ages, and when they first came out people saw my light bulbs and asked why I had such weird alien light bulbs. (This was when they first came out) haha. I am glad that more people are doing their part to help the environment!
serendipitous serendipitous 8 years
Le Etiana, I was just at target, and I was checking out lightbulbs and they have the smaller ones. I think they were about $4. I've been using these bulbs for ages, and when they first came out people saw my light bulbs and asked why I had such weird alien light bulbs. (This was when they first came out) haha. I am glad that more people are doing their part to help the environment!
bballbabe bballbabe 8 years
im glad that celebs are helping to save the planet...it shows thier not selfish and actually carea bout other things other then themselves
bballbabe bballbabe 8 years
im glad that celebs are helping to save the planet... it shows thier not selfish and actually carea bout other things other then themselves
SuzieQ3417 SuzieQ3417 8 years
We replaced all of our regular bulbs with compact fluorescent a few years ago, with the exception of our bathroom. I had them in there, but it was so bright I felt like I was getting blinded every morning - not exactly how I want to start each day. Other than that and the second or two they take to reach full brightness, I think they're great.
krisua krisua 8 years
Great haircolour.
krisua krisua 8 years
Great haircolour.
outofhere outofhere 8 years
I've been using them for about a year now and I like that they are coming out with smaller ones as times passes. I haven't been able to find any of the really small ones (25) that would fit into my chandeliers or the lanterns I have outside. Someone said they can be found at Ikea - I'll have to check that out. I agree with BlairBear - I like the fact that it takes awhile for them to warm up especially when you need to turn the light on in the middle of the night and you don't get blasted with the terrible brightness of a normal bulb.
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 8 years
I have them but only because my landlord did some bulb replacing for us and put them in.
shini shini 8 years
very neat, I like that they have such long lives AND give similar power of light as the normal ones...good awareness ad/campaign...
shini shini 8 years
very neat, I like that they have such long lives AND give similar power of light as the normal ones...good awareness ad/campaign...
sepiapanorama sepiapanorama 8 years
I think what's really important to emphasize with these bulbs, as great as they are, is the proper disposal of them. Most of these energy saving bulbs (if not all of them) contain mercury, and so, cannot be disposed of in your regular trash can. If these bulbs get disposed of along with the rest of your normal trash, there is a chance that this mercury can leak into your tap water. I don't know about you, but I drink water straight from the tap everyday! Spread the word! Dispose of them properly!
sepiapanorama sepiapanorama 8 years
I think what's really important to emphasize with these bulbs, as great as they are, is the proper disposal of them. Most of these energy saving bulbs (if not all of them) contain mercury, and so, cannot be disposed of in your regular trash can. If these bulbs get disposed of along with the rest of your normal trash, there is a chance that this mercury can leak into your tap water. I don't know about you, but I drink water straight from the tap everyday! Spread the word! Dispose of them properly!
mayjunejuly mayjunejuly 8 years
dont they have mercury in them? i would just worry about people not disposing of them properly..
mocelebgossisme mocelebgossisme 8 years
everyone buy these BULBS!!! such a great invention!!! :-)
Tnkrbelli Tnkrbelli 8 years
I already do use them!!! They are a must and a great way to not have to change your light bulb every two seconds! But most importantly it's a way to make a HUGE impact on our environment.
tati33 tati33 8 years
I use those already too! They are brighter than the regular ones which is amazing considering they save energy...
pargie pargie 8 years
I was just going to ask where I could find smaller ones for my table lamps, I already have them in my ceiling lights (and porch light...super bright at night!) thanks cofeegirl I'll be heading to Ikea.
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 8 years
We've got 'em all thru the house.
Padraigin Padraigin 8 years
They now make the bulbs with "natural light" ability. We have them all over our house and the light is pure white, no yellow cast. I get them at Rite Aid for $5 apiece and they last forever. They even have ones that are the same size and shape as a regular lightbulb now (to fit in overhead fixtures).
marley11 marley11 8 years
i already use these bulbs and have been using them.they don't have the cleanness of the fluorescent lighting,but who cares. it helps a little bit.
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