Thursday, March 22, 2007

Energy-saving light bulbs

My dad has totally switched over to energy-saving light bulbs. Even Wal-Mart has begun a campaign to sell 100 million of them by 2008. Seems like they're the way to go--Steve and I have pretty much decided to stock our house with them.

Questions though, for those of you who have used them: Are they bright enough? Which brand is best? If you've been using them for awhile, have they lasted longer than conventional bulbs? Any other advice?

Little House in the City, by the way, has promised to document any changes in her electric bill since her switch to compact bulbs. We'll keep you posted.

3 comments:

Laura said...

Don't put them on dimmers because they buzz. But otherwise, they're just as bright - they're just cooler light, bluer.

whitney arlene said...

Good advice. Don't think we have dimmers right now anyway!

PS: I wish you could come to the painting party too...

Rebecca said...

They're better than regular. They're plenty bright, not yellowy, and last forever. They're the only bulbs that don't short out our apartment. We have some bulbs that were there before we moved in and still work - we're talking years and years.