Friday, December 18, 2009

Going green is really simple. Our grandparents, great-grandparents and great-great grandparents were "green" without even knowing it. There was no excess packaging, no gases being emitted into the atmosphere, etc. Everything was used and reused. Our descendants had it right. It was a simpler time and the earth was a much healthier place for it.

Life has become so much more complicated and unnatural; aerosol sprays depleting the ozone layer, we throw away plastic bags instead of using our own, we drive instead of walking, and the list goes on and on. So as a result of all this, many of us have vowed to go green and I've found a company that can help us take the first baby step. Upon using these light bulbs, I noticed that these lights have a very bright white light instead of the yellowish glow of other CFL bulbs. I also noticed that it took these bulbs quite a bitter longer to get hot to the touch. I didn’t consider them to ever really be “hot” to the touch. I find this to be a great thing because sometimes other light bulbs can really heat up a room, which has a cause and effect property. The room gets to hot because of the light bulb, you need to turn on the AC to cool off. I really like using these bulbs and will seek them out to use for all the light sockets in the house.

ClearLite is a small environmental friendly lighting company in Florida and they have created what I think is a great product. It is their line of ArmorLite CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) bulbs. These bulbs not only reduce energy, saves money and provides better lighting (a bright white light), but also helps lessen the chances of mercury contaminating a home or office and also helps capture glass if a bulb is broken.

Although regular CFL bulbs save money, they also contain toxic mercury. If broken, that mercury is released, not to mention the glass shards that seem to get everywhere. The difference with the ArmorLite CFL bulbs is, they have an outer rubberized cover on each bulb, so they still have the same energy efficiency and money saving benefits, but there is no possibility of them releasing harmful toxins if the inner bulb is somehow broken. ClearLite CFL bulbs also do not contain liquid mercury. Instead they use Amalgam, an alloy of mercury. The suggested retail price is $7.99

Currently, ClearLite Products Are Available At:

To read more about the great things this company is doing, and see a complete listing of their products, visit their site at

***I received a sampling of ArmorLite CFL bulbs from ClearLite in order to conduct this review. No other form of compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.


Veronica said...

We've been trying to be a little greener and have changed MOST of our lights to CFL bulbs. I'll look into these lights for the rest of the house. Thanks for the info.