Incandescent Light Bulbs

Posted on April 18, 2010

I’ve switched all but 8 incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) in my house when I moved in a few months ago, but didn’t know what to do with the old bulbs. I kept them in a box, wondering if there were local ordinances regulating their proper disposal – all 31 of them in one shot at that.

After selling one or two items on Kijiji and The Cannon, I realized I could give them away to those who still use them. That way, these working bulbs are not going to landfills for no reason, the benefactor saves about $10 worth of bulbs, and the Earth avoids the external costs involved in manufacturing and shipping 31 incandescent light bulbs.

So here they are, in the glory of white, smiling jarringly towards a future with only one certainty; to the rightful owner, who will light them up to their eventual, filamental death. Are you the one?

The light bulbs below were arranged to resemble the recycling symbol. Sweet huh?

Oh, and outdoor shots as well. No event of significant importance can be remembered without some outdoor shots.