Archive for July 20th, 2009

Save the Environment, They Said

Over the past two or three years, I’ve slowly transitioned completely away from incandescent light bulbs in favor of compact fluorescent lamps. Now, they don’t last anywhere near as long as advertised, but I reckon they do save money, however little, in the long run. A nice bonus is that they pretty much only come in one color balance, which eliminates the horrors my household sometimes used to get, when one roommate would buy “warm white” bulbs and one would buy “cool white” bulbs and put them in the same room. Urgh!

That said, something that happened over the weekend is making me start to reconsider the big adoption of CFLs. Why? Well, incandescent bulbs, when they fail, generally don’t set your house on fire
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Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', Geekiness, General | on July 20th, 2009 | Comments Off on Save the Environment, They Said