Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

I've been doing a lot of research on CFLs...those twisty compact fluorescent bulbs which green people hope will soon replace incandescents, but which leave the rest of us bathed in blueish, headache-inducing light.

If you want more incandescent-ish light from a CFL, the trick is to find bulbs of a lower color temperature (which paradoxically throw "warmer" light). Most CFLs are 3300-5000K, but Sylvania makes good "warm light" CFLs at 2700k. Check them out!

1 comment:

Pat said...

I sure will, Jim. Thanks! I have GE and I can't find any mention of what would correspond to your 2700k on the packaging. Or, 3300-5000K, for that matter.

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