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Consumer Reports’ top picks in CFL lightbulbs and a sneak peak at LEDs

September 9th, 2010

According to the recent survey by Consumer Reports, eight in 10 (81 percent) Americans have purchased energy-efficient lightbulbs. The latest tests for compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) showed there’s no shortage of inexpensive, money-saving, energy-efficient options. Most delivered on brightness and many provided color that was closer to incandescents’ than in earlier versions. All bulbs tested had significantly less than 5 milligrams of mercury, the cap set by Energy Star for those bulbs.

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A Safer Way To Handle CFLs

July 9th, 2008

By John DeFore The compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) intended to replace standard incandescents aren’t perfect, but one argument against them – that breakage or improper disposal introduces small amounts of mercury (a neurotoxin) into the environment – may soon become less potent.

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Stella Veterans Memorial

The village of Stella, Missouri, has constructed a veterans’ memorial of attractive design in the center of the village. Read more

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