keyinfoblog: The Incandescent Light Bulb

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Gabriel K.
February 11, 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It is today February the 11th 2011 and Thomas Edison’s 164th Birthday, The man who gave us  the glowing light in our dark homes at night. The incandescent light bulb an innovation that took decades to develop by different scientists and innovators and that became the first light to shine the most of them all.

For times of change that changed our world in ways which we never thought was even possible back in those days. Now 131 years later that same light that has given us its warmth for decades is now in the process of being dismantled by governments around the world imposing a ban on it for the sake of saving the “environment” in which they see as soar.

But we all do know that the environment is perfectly fine and that it’s the sun that is heating up as it goes through its various cycles in time since we can see the increased heat in other planets such as Mars which is even further away from the sun than Earth. Not to mention the cold we have been experiencing this winter and the one before, as one would irrevocable put it, it’s called seasons you know.

So what is under threat here? Well our very own freedom as consumers and humans to choose what light bulbs to buy and use. Instead of letting us choose on our own they are enforcing toxic low energy light bulbs (CLF’s) in our workplaces and homes. Even though the majority would disagree it seems like the government won’t heed and thus has made it mandatory that all incandescent light bulbs be removed by 2012 as it supersedes with their greed to oversee this world with misdeed.

So what is so bad about these new light bulbs? Well they contain mercury which is a highly toxic element found in some rare sources on earth with the largest export being in China as first and in 2005 with the history of cinnabar mercury mines being owned by companies that have used prisoners as late as in the 1960’s to mine this toxic mercury and undermining the health concerns associated with such work.

The European Union directive ban on the incandescent light bulbs and the enforcement of the compact fluorescent bulbs have had China encouraged to re-open those cinnabar mines again to obtain the mercury required for CFL bulb manufacture abroad.

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