Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD
My concern as the Mayor is, that all of these Tastee Freeze ice cream cone flourescent bulbs are supposed to be recycled when expired and I don't see that happening. They will be chucked into the trash as any other bulb because of their size, and pollute all future land fills. Their misuse will cause more harm than their predecessor.
Very true. You need to factor in the energy used to create something and to dispose of it after it's finished. Compact fluorescents use relatively little electricity while they are in operation, and last much longer than incandescents, but the high technological and energy inputs into creating and safely disposing of them are huge. Incandescents take little energy to create and can be thrown away with little environmental consequence.