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    united:


    I don't know what we'd all do without Google ....

    I tried a couple of variations, but couldn't find any reference to government surveys from the 1970's. However, typing in "effects of flourescent lighting" led to the link below:

    http://www.google.com/#q=effects+of+flourescent+lighting

    The Wikipedia article listed below provided a lot of details about the topioc:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluorescent_lamps_and_health

    The closest that I could come to anything from the 1970's was the link below, which refers to a 1974 study by Dr. Richard Wurtman of M.I.T.. who identified negative health effects associated with flourescent lighting, which included migraines, disrupted sexual development, and obesity. Later studies also found increased possibility of breast cancer, as well as increased levels of stress:

    http://www.fehrmanbooks.com/health-effects-of-fluorescent-lighting

    Although the new CFL bulbs are better than old style flourescent lights, both articles point out the fact that they are not without risk. The paragraph below, taken from the link directly above, illustrates a little known fact:


    One of the negatives is that CFLs contain mercury and must be disposed of properly in order to prevent contamination of our environment, our landfills and our water supply. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued specific guidelines for fluorescent lights. Did you know that if you break a fluorescent light bulb you must open the window and leave the room for 15 minutes to allow the mercury to disperse before you attempt to clean it up? Did you know that you cannot vacuum up mercury, or sweep it up or wash contaminated clothing in a washing machine? And that you should use rubber gloves, not your bare hands to avoid mercury contamination? Fluorescent bulbs must be recycled in most states; you cannot just throw them in the trash without environmental pollution. Mercury contamination is a serious problem which will proliferate from improper use of fluorescent lighting.
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    pgr:


    LED (light emitting diode) tail lights were introduced by Cadillac in the year 2000 on its Devile, but they are pretty common today. The link below describes their advantages in more detail:

    http://ask.cars.com/2008/09/what-are-led-ta.html

    One of the more intriguing automotive applications of LED lighting is the "Starlight Headliner" option on the new Rolls Royce Wraith.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/automobiles/autoreviews/the-ecstasy-of-excess-the-agony-of-the-sticker.html?hpw&rref=automobiles

    The Starlight Headliner is the single most expensive option (at $12, 925) on the new vehicle, since it uses 1340 LED lights hand sewn into the headliner "to created the effect of one's personal night sky. The final effect looks like this:

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    A shame they didn't have those headliners in the sixty's ;)
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    Are you kidding me, if my car had those lights installed back in the sixties, I might still be living in the Hollywood Hills and chanting some mantra or another, and we probably might have made Dr. Tim a god.
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    johnnycee Wrote: Are you kidding me, if my car had those lights installed back in the sixties, I might still be living in the Hollywood Hills and chanting some mantra or another, and we probably might have made Dr. Tim a god.
    It looked more like pinholes in the roof; must be the rust (Britisch metal)
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    that guy in Arizona Wrote: united:


    I don't know what we'd all do without Google ....

    I tried a couple of variations, but couldn't find any reference to government surveys from the 1970's. However, typing in "effects of flourescent lighting" led to the link below:

    http://www.google.com/#q=effects+of+flourescent+lighting

    The Wikipedia article listed below provided a lot of details about the topioc:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluorescent_lamps_and_health

    The closest that I could come to anything from the 1970's was the link below, which refers to a 1974 study by Dr. Richard Wurtman of M.I.T.. who identified negative health effects associated with flourescent lighting, which included migraines, disrupted sexual development, and obesity. Later studies also found increased possibility of breast cancer, as well as increased levels of stress:

    http://www.fehrmanbooks.com/health-effects-of-fluorescent-lighting

    Although the new CFL bulbs are better than old style flourescent lights, both articles point out the fact that they are not without risk. The paragraph below, taken from the link directly above, illustrates a little known fact:


    One of the negatives is that CFLs contain mercury and must be disposed of properly in order to prevent contamination of our environment, our landfills and our water supply. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued specific guidelines for fluorescent lights. Did you know that if you break a fluorescent light bulb you must open the window and leave the room for 15 minutes to allow the mercury to disperse before you attempt to clean it up? Did you know that you cannot vacuum up mercury, or sweep it up or wash contaminated clothing in a washing machine? And that you should use rubber gloves, not your bare hands to avoid mercury contamination? Fluorescent bulbs must be recycled in most states; you cannot just throw them in the trash without environmental pollution. Mercury contamination is a serious problem which will proliferate from improper use of fluorescent lighting.
    Hey thanks a lot for the sites you found. I tried my self but didn't have any luck. I will look through these some more and see what I can learn, thanks again.