With the move to be more energy efficient, compact fluorescents are an easy replacement for incandescent bulbs. Typically associated with stark institution settings, these little bulbs have come a long way since grade school days. "The new CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) are definitely not the tubes you remember.
Here's what you can now find with this bulb type:
*High energy efficiency
*Continuously improving light colors and ranges as well as dimmability
*Ability to be used in traditional incandescent fixtures.
Watch out for:
*Inexpensive CFLs. You'll get what you pay for: a funky light quality and shorter lifespan
*Recessed fixtures. Most CFLs don't work well with these: go for halogen or LED instead."
Information from Lighting 2011
Fri, July 15, 2011
by Cindy Aplanalp filed under