Compact fluorescent lights--mostly ok

Posted by: Michael Mandel on February 12

William Polley writes

I’ve been gradually replacing most of our incandescents as they burn out. For the most part, they’re ok. I do like the fact that you get more lumens per watt. In the right kind of fixture, like a sconce where the lighting is indirect, I don’t notice any real light quality issue. For direct lighting, they do take some getting used to.

I’ve been doing the same thing, trying out compact fluorescent lights in various rooms of the house. So far they’ve been mostly okay, as Polley notes, with the exception of the bathroom where my wife and teenage daughter do their makeup. The quality of the light from the CFL has been voted down there, and will have to be replaced.

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