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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-11 01:29 PM
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39. CFLs (part of the new law) don't cost that much. Don't you use those now? I do...
I spend several dollars for a CFL that equals about 100 watt (I use in my reading lamps). They're supposed to last several years. They don't. I favor the CFLs that have 3-levels of light, but those are more expensive. I forget how much.

I still use incandescents ONLY in fixtures with dimmer switches. I find the dimmer switches are actually MORE useful in extending the life of a bulb than buying CFL. But I live in a hot region, and incandescents put out too much heat to be comfortable sitting under as a reading light.

You can buy CFLs that are brighter white and softer white now. They used to all be the same commercial white.

LEDs are new, I think, and are different from CFLs. I'm wondering if they put out even less heat than CFLs.
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