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[GreenYes] Re: Compact fluorescent bulb deposits

Check out <> for more on U.S. CFL
sales since 1/1/07.


daklute@no.address wrote:

> Hi, All
> Intereting discussion. As my career has moved over to the energy
> efficiency side, let me see if I can add a few things here.
> First, the current market-share for CFL's is around 4% of all
> light-bulbs sold. However, sales are concentrated along the West
> Coast, New Englad and parts of the Midwest largely. THis is due to the
> fact that there is an extensive network of local rebates and
> incentives on these products to promote energy efficiency.
> Second, these products have an estimated life of b/t 5 - 8 years
> depending on time-of-use. Providing Point of Sale information on
> disposal will be, IMHO, useless. At this time, a very small number of
> CFL's being purchased are being used to replace another CFL.
> Third, there are "CFL only fixtures" also that are actively marketed
> in new homes. These fixtures require a CFL.
> Fourth, Wal-Marts commitment to sell 100 million CFL's in '07 will
> double the market share for these products.
> Fifth, LED lighting will fundamentally change this entire conversation
> in 3 - 5 years.
> Best,
> Chris Cloutier
> On 2/20/07, * lstoerkel@no.address <mailto:lstoerkel@no.address>*
> <lstoerkel@no.address <mailto:lstoerkel@no.address>> wrote:
> I would like to get a copy of the ordinance from Dane County that
> requires take-back at the point of sale.
> In California we have a long list of universal waste that is illegal
> to put in your trash. In Alameda County there is no enforcement, and
> no $$ for enforcement and barely enough $$ to keep the HHW drop off
> facility open on a very limited schedule.
> Currently, Ikea accepts compact fluorescents, but relying on the good-
> will of one big box retailer is not what I would call a viable
> materials handling plan.
> I agree that the idea of an individual paying $15 for a returnable box
> will not appeal to the vast majority of American consumers.
> Laurie Stoerkel
> City of Emeryville
> >

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