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Podcast 100 – CFL Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs

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In this podcast, Paul talks with an epileptic friend of his from the world of software engineering that discovered a connection between fluorescent lighting and his seizures. While discussing these connections with Andrew Monkhouse, Paul also goes on to discuss the bogus behind CFLs, including price-increases, subsidies, and the very-real possibility that incandescent light bulbs may one day no longer be available.

This podcast delves heavily into the idea of selling a product with a ‘green’ marketing strategy, or Greenwashing, as well as things like planned obsolescence, and how once upon a time, you could replace the filament in an incandescent bulb.

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