--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > on 8/15/06 4:18 PM, authfriend at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > > >>> > > > >> > Another thing you can easily do is change all your light bulbs to > >> > compact fluorescents. If everyone did that, it would make a big > >> > difference. We did it last week. > > > > And they are a *lot* better than they used > > to be. If you had bad experiences with them > > before, try 'em now. Get good ones, though. > > > How do you define ³good?² We got GE¹s at Wal-Mart. The ³Sunlight² > bulbs seem too white and glaring; the ³Soft White² bulbs seem too > yellow. I¹m going to check to see if Consumer Reports reviews them.
By "good" I mean costing at least several bucks apiece and not made by some obscure company in Thailand or whatever. The ones I got for about $4 each cost at least twice as much at full retail. Before that, though, I got some cheapies at a dollar store, and they were terrible--took a long time to come to full brightness, and the 25-Watt size never got brighter than a 40-Watt, if that. Also, they were *very* blue. When I'd walk into another room after having been in a room lit by those bulbs, everything would look yellow. MaxLite makes a Daylight variety. I haven't tried them, but they're supposedly formulated to give a more natural light. If you find anything in Consumer Reports, let us know, OK? I'm sure some brands are better than others. To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/