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Eco-Bulbs?

With each light bulb that burns out in our house, I am replacing them with the "twisty-shaped" newfangled "eco-bulb" you see above.  It just seems like an easy way to "go green" and put a little extra change in my pocket.  According to an article in the UK Guardian these Eco-Bulbs are more environmentally friendly "Because they work by making a phosphorous coating glow rather than by heating a filament, energy-saving light bulbs use 60% less electricity to make the same amount of light as an equivalent incandescent. This saves about $13 worth of electricity per bulb per year; or put another way, they last 6-15 timeslonger than a typically bulb."

So, my question:  do any of our site visitors use them? If so, what do you think of them?

Of course, I suppose being Amish is the greenest way to go: no electricity, just a bit of kerosene for those lanterns at night. But since that isn't going to happen in this household, I thought I'd try the Eco-Bulbs.....

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