Lightbulbs, what’s changed in the last bajillion years? (or since they’ve been invented?) Basically nothing.
Ok, well some things have changed, but there really hasn’t been any major noticeable enhancement to incandescent lights for a very long time. Your grandparents bulbs are you parents bulbs are your bulbs. Sure maybe you’ve got one of those fancy looking bulbs, or a long life bulb, but lets face it, it’s all the same.
Enter CFL’s. Let me stop you here for a second. I’m not writing this to tell you about CFL’s. You’ve got to already know about them, if not from some other source, from right here on this blog. I am writing to tell you about how CFL’s have already changed since their recent inception.
Let’s face it, we all know that when CFL’s came out not all that long ago, they were boring. They offered one color temperature, classroom white, and let’s face it, no one likes that.
Well get ready for this. They’ve changed. CFL’s are available in not only terrific warm color temperatures, but now they’re available in all different shapes and sizes, including shapes that mimic traditional incandescent style bulbs. If you’re not a fan of the swrily CFL, there are options for you.
There have been technical advances since their introduction too. Not only do they seem to start up and get to full brightness faster, but they are also available in dimmable versions as well. That’s something that was never available in a CFL before.
And price? The price of CFL’s has been steadily sinking and maybe sometime soon they might even get down to the price of a regular incandescent bulb.
The bottom line? There’s almost no reason I can think of why you shouldn’t be using CFL’s. Really, I can’t think of one. With up to 20 percent of your electric bill coming from lighting alone, why wouldn’t you want to shave 75 percent off of that?