Lots of people use compact fluorescent light bulbs and claim they’re helping the environment. They’re wrong! Compact fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury, a dangerous water pollutant.
“But compact fluorescent light bulbs use less energy than incandescent light bulbs,” say these self-proclaimed environmentalists. If they really cared about the environment, they’d be using LED light bulbs. There is no mercury in LED light bulbs, and LED light bulbs use a whole lot less energy than incandescent light bulbs. They’re more expensive than compact fluorescent light bulbs, but if you’re not willing to spend a few extra dollars to save our planet then you’re not really an environmentalist.