CFL bulbs. One size does NOT fit all…

My mom was talking to me the other day about how she had continual problems with the cfl bulbs in one of her light fixtures burning out extremely quickly. It was quite a mystery!

Today, I spotted this article, which has some really good tips and pointers for chosing CFL bulbs, and solving most of the issues people have with the bulbs. For instance, her problem:

“all of the cheap spiral style bulbs were designed to be pointing up in lamps as incandescent replacements, and the heat rises away from the bulb. Put it upside down …” [and you need a different kind of CFL]

Anyway, there’s lots of great info on everything from which fixtures need which bulbs, to slow warm up, color temperature and flickering. Go check it out on TreeHugger!


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