Light bulb manufacturers will cease making traditional 40 and 60-watt light bulbs at the start of 2014. While their replacements -- halogen bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs, LED bulbs and high efficiency incandescent -- cost more, they also provide significant energy and costs savings over the long run. In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if they think the light bulb ban is a positive step toward sustainability. The majority of respondents (50%) said yes, while 40% said no and the remaining 10% were unsure.
"Not sure as many cities in North America do not yet make it easy to dispose of compact fluorescent bulbs in a proper way."
"The CFL's don't always have great lifespan and have mercury which requires hazardous waste handling."
"I think this is just another instance of the government forcing a market reaction that is not necessarily based upon sound science. ie the motivation is to reduce greenhouse gases which is thought to reduce global warming. There are plenty of folks that think this is wrong headed."
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