Light Bulb

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CFL Light Bulbs

  • Barite Mined in China.
  • Bauxite Mined in Australia,
  • Copper Mined in Chile,
  • Lead Mined in China,
  • Limestone Mined in United States,
  • Mercury Mined in China,
  • Nickel Mined in Russia,
  • Phosphate Rock Mined in China,
  • Rare Earth Oxides Mined in China,
  • Silica Mined in United States,
  • Soda Ash Mined in United States,
  • Manganese Mined in South Africa,
  • Tin Mined in China,
  • Tungsten Mined in China,
  • Zinc Mined in China.

Fun Facts!

CFLs are made of soda-lime glass, similar to that used throughout the glass industry for bottles and other common products.

While a regular (incandescent) light bulb uses heat to produce light, a Øuorescent bulb creates light using an entirely different method that is 4 to 6 times more energy-efÆcient. This means that a 15-watt CFL produces the same amount of light as a 60-watt regular incandescent bulb. CFLs last up to 13 times longer and use 2/3 to 3/4 less electricity than incandescent bulbs with similar lumen ratings.

 China supplies 97% of the worldís supply of rare earths, which are used in a variety of products.  The U.S. possesses the largest non-China rare earth resource in the world at the Mountain Pass Mine in California.