How Not To Light With Compact Fluorescents

I admit to having little tolerance for those who whine about the quality of light from compact fluorescent bulbs, but have learned that they can be used inappropriately. I am visiting mom in a condo north of Miami Beach, in the most un-TreeHugger place I have ever been (more on that later) but where the owners have diligently put CFLs everywhere. However when one puts five exposed CFLs over a dining room table it is more conducive to doing surgery than having dinner.

So I will concede that perhaps in some locations one cannot just swap out the old bulbs and put in the standard CFL; perhaps an investment in dimmable bulbs is appropriate, or a new fixture that diffuses the light a little more.

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