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Earth Day 26 April 2015 | Posted in News

And Earth Day Light Bulbs

     At the school we go to (and like most) we had an Earth Day celebration. Since me and Jeremy are on the green team, we each had booths that we "worked" at. For me I was at a lightbulb booth that I came up with.

     There were three different light bulbs, an incandescent, CFL, and LED. They each had a short blurb of information about them and were set up on a small cardboard stand. I had a lamp there and people could put each lightbulb in and turn it on. They could see the incandescents producing an orangish light and looking like the "traditional" light bulb, the CFL being more white than orange, and the LED not being as hot to the touch. 

   For each light bulb I wrote different things: 

      Incandescent Light Bulbs were first made in 1832, so surprise surprise this isn’t space age technology. Incandescents produce electricity by heating up a wire until it’s really hot. Hot enough to produce some light. Incandescents will use far more power than a CFL or a LED. Incandescents get dimmer when they get older, and to boot they can’t get much older. They have the shortest length span now days so if you have any incandescents those would be the first to replace

      A CFL (or Compact Fluorescent Light ) is a great bulb to have so someone with all CFLs isn’t bad for the environment at all. If you’re comparing to an incandescent bulb then CFLs would be the best thing in the world! They can get eight to fifteen times older without burning out or dimming, they’re using one fifth to one third the amount of electricity of an incandescent, and it’s cheaper in the long run and for the electricity. Plus over fives times less money will be spent in a bulbs lifetime! However CFLs do have mercury which can make it trickier to dispose.

     LEDs (or Light Emitting Diodes) are the best out of the three and out of most everything. LEDs are several times more efficient than CFLs, and have no warm up time unlike some incandescents. LEDs also will last twenty five times longer than incandescents, and two and a half times longer than CFLs. Although the bulb is more, the electricity is cheaper. For 860 lumens (not bulbs) the incandescent will cost you 360 dollars when the LED can cost 80 dollars. Spot light LEDs are more common and cheaper but for house use you’ll generally need distributive LEDs.

     However we also had: crisco, pinecones, and bird seeds at a booth to make all natural bird feeders, a large cardboard sign with different boxes for the younger kids to sort out recycling from garbage and garbage from compost, a white board with Jeremy giving very short lectures about Climate Change, a song called "trashy" (a parody on fancy) that we sang four times every half an hour, and way more from the others, for the student lead green team we only had those.

     For our school we did those things, if your school work or even just you did something you'd like to tell us leave a comment and well be sure to read it!

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