The light from long lasting bulbs used to be annoying at best. They all used to have a bluish tint to them — a sort of variation on the greenish tint of cheap fluorescents that cast a Matrix-like greenish pallor over everything — and they didn’t fit into any of my existing light fixtures, either. Therefore, I just couldn’t make the leap.
The other day, though, I happened upon a display with the newest energy-efficient bulbs and discovered that manufacturers have softened up the light a great deal.
Maybe it’s time to give these enviro-friendly bulbs a try again. After seeing the new softer lights and hearing that I wouldn’t have to change the damn bulb for 7 to 9 years, I shelled out $4.50 for a 60 watt that’s actually (conveniently) the same size as normal bulbs and will fit in anything.
In fact I am writing this post by its light.
I must say before long most of my house will be switched, if for no other reason than the fact that I’m a lazy bastard and love the idea of not having to change them for almost a decade. If you do the math over the lifespan of the bulb, the higher cost really is worth it.
Hey — I’m a stubborn dude, but it looks like even I’m out of excuses.
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