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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 10 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 10 years
and do you have the water saving toilet too?
shameless3 shameless3 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years
Great haircolour.
outofhere outofhere 10 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 10 years
I have them but only because my landlord did some bulb replacing for us and put them in.
shini shini 10 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 10 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 10 years
dont they have mercury in them? i would just worry about people not disposing of them properly..
mocelebgossisme mocelebgossisme 10 years
everyone buy these BULBS!!! such a great invention!!! :-)
Tnkrbelli Tnkrbelli 10 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 10 years
I use those already too! They are brighter than the regular ones which is amazing considering they save energy...
pargie pargie 10 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 10 years
We've got 'em all thru the house.
Padraigin Padraigin 10 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 10 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.
dmblauren dmblauren 10 years
yep, i went out and got a bunch after watching live earth. they're great. plus they come with a 8 year warranty. how can you beat that?? target & walmart have a bunch. i picked mine up @ target, but walmart has the same ones for a bit cheaper.
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 10 years
Wow, if everyone changed just one bulb it would be like taking a million cars off the road? That's a hell of a way to put it! I feel like a real moron, I've had a drawer full of energy efficient bulbs at home for months now and I haven't gotten around to changing them yet cause I figured it was much of a muchness and I'd just replace the old ones as they died. I'm so doing it tonight!
clarapl clarapl 10 years
For anyone's who interested, here are 10 simple things anyone can do to help stop global warming: http://www.sierraclub.org/globalwarming/tenthings/
clarapl clarapl 10 years
PrincessJasmin--yes it's really true! :) Just goes to show how little things like that can truly make a difference--it's actually one of the best things you can do to stop global warming. (Power plants are a huge source of CO2 emissions.)
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
those bulbs are extremely flimsy, if you look at them cross eyed they break
The_coffeegirl The_coffeegirl 10 years
I need to go to IKEA and get some for my bathroom. There is a wide range of CFL bulbs there- everything from the little ones for table lamps and chandeliers to the big ones that look like the globe bulbs for your bathroom vanity.. Go check it out.
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