By chandan on Mar 09, 2008
Things that deserve appreciation, should be appreciated, however trivial they are. For what ever its worth, these notes of appreciation may help those in making decisions when needed. I recently replaced all old electric filament bulbs at home with Compact Fluorescent Lights.
The prevalence of Edison era dim bulbs in USA surprises me. Bulbs are rare in India, as most of Indian households use Fluorescent Lights. --> Insert Asrani's classic "Ram laxman Bulb dena " commecial here <--.
Even with Energy Saving CFLs with PG&E Rebates available in plenty harware shops, most give a dull yellowish light. Beware of the words "soft white light", it means "dim". The good lamps are those that say "daylight" or 5000 K+ ratings. Some shops don't even keep stock of them and PG&E doesn't seem to give a rebate on them. They may be couple of dollars more, but are worth for their natural light. Also look for lamps that say faststart or quick start, since ordinary CFLs take time to get to their full brightness.