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A Bright Idea: New Improved CFLs Pay for Themselves

A Bright Idea: New Improved CFLs Pay for Themselves

Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) that screw in to regular bulb sockets consume less than a quarter of the energy of incandescent (tungsten) bulbs that produce the same amount of light.  They cost a lot more than tungsten bulbs, but since they also last at least four times longer they easily pay for themselves. I tried screw-in CFLs a few years ago and found that they had a number of drawbacks: Bad color quality Faint flickering Minutes to warm up … Read entire article »

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