Low Energy Lighting: The Good; The Bad; The Ugly


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Despite all of their energy-saving charms, all compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are not created equal. As many converts to the energy-sipping bulb are aware, some are simply better than others; at warming up more quickly, providing good light quality, and lasting as long as advertised. Julie Scelfo, a reporter for The New York Times, is working on a piece about "people’s experiences with next-generation lighting -- compact fluorescents, LEDs, light pipes, etc. -- ranging from homeowners and business owners to interior designers, builders, and architects. She wants your help."

So, if you're a dedicated convert to the CFL, a newbie just getting started, or even a tinkering experimenter with LEDs and other energy-saving, non-traditional lighting, she wants to hear from you. She asks that you email comments, anecdotes and any other pertinent info you might have to jscelfo(at)nytimes(dot)com. Which brands are best? What's your experience with newer dimmable and three-way bulbs? Spread the word and let your voice be heard. via ::Dot Earth

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