Fluorescent bulbs - what's your opinion?
October 10, 2007 1:32pm CST
Hey, everybody! I just bought my first fluorescent bulbs today and I'm so proud of them. I can't wait to see if it makes a difference on the amount of energy I use. As far as I can tell, the light is pleasant, not disturbing as some say. I got two types of fluorescent bulbs, a "warm light" and a "cold light" one. The first emits a yellowish light, while the second a white light. I think it's a useful invention, that will help using less energy and therefore creating less polluting gases. What do you think about the fluorescent bulb?
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2 Feb 09
When we first moved into our new home about 2 1/2 years ago, I decided to make the investment needed to put those compact fluorescent bulbs throughout our entire house, so I don't have any electric bills for our house prior to installing those bulbs to compare to our current bills. However, I did the math, and from what I can tell, it takes about 1/3 less energy to light one of the fluorescent bulbs that it does to power one of the old incandescent bulbs. In other words, you can burn THREE of the fluorescent bulbs I have for about the same amount of electricity it would take to power ONE of the old standard light bulbs. Now, I am no genius, but even I can see how that would help lower your power bill. Those fluorescent bulbs also last longer than regular bulbs. In the 2 1/2 years we have lived here, we have not had to replace a SINGLE bulb, so not only do the fluorescent bulbs save us money on our electric bill, they also save us money due to the fact that we do not have to buy bulbs as often. I wish that everyone would replace just a couple of the standard bulbs in their homes and offices with the fluorescent bulbs. The benefits to our environment would be great. I have heard that standard bulbs will not be sold anymore in a few years. I actually hope this is the case. This means that everyone will have to switch to fluorescent bulbs. This cannot happen soon enough if you ask me.