Friday, November 30, 2007

Incandescent Collectables

I don’t want to miss it … again. You know, like when the U.S. Mint started making all those newly designed, state theme quarters ($0.25 coins). Which one is the most “collectable” -- one of the attractive new state coins or maybe an old eagle-back?

There’s a lot of buzz and commerce around the new compact fluorescent (CF) and light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs. Energy Trek and other like-minded are trying to encourage the replacement of one BILLION incandescent bulbs with CF or LED light bulbs.

I don’t want to miss it … what should I do with all the perfectly good incandescent light bulbs that I remove? Are they soon to be rare? Or, are the first few generations of CF and LED light bulbs destined to be more valuable in the future? Perhaps there are more serious questions here that I should consider. Still …

One option is to individually wrap all the old incandescent bulbs in used Christmas paper and carefully pack them for storage in some of those old styrofoam cooler boxes that fly out of the back of pickup trucks. That would be green.