Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
On June 14, 2008 9:49 AMpentamomwrote... Have any of these rocket scientists figured out what we're all supposed to do with all our ceiling fans, chandeliers (meaning the fairly modest thing I have in my dining area that needs skinny bulbs), eyeball lights, etc.?
I like CFs in closet lights and flush ceiling fixtures as well as the next gal, but I can't figure out why the lighting industry hasn't made a hue and cry about effectively banning and obsoleting the decorative and specialized fixtures that are their bread and butter, because CF's won't fit them.
On June 14, 2008 9:51 AMpentamomwrote... Of course that's on top of the sheer madness of the government banning light bulbs at all -- I'm just wondering why there hasn't been a more pragmatic backlash from the electrical and construction industries.
On June 14, 2008 3:07 PMThe BadgerMumwrote... Jane, I think specialty bulbs like that will still be incandescent... I read the legislation when it was first passed and I definitely remember appliance lights not being affected, and I think 12V lights that are used in boats and autos are also exempt.
It's really incredibly stupid. It's not like fluorescents don't have problems of their own, like, oh say, flourine... and mercury. *rolling eyes*