Reply to comment

Re: Eco-Bulbs?

They're cool and much better than the ones from 12-15 years ago.  Those were so slow they could be a danger - you essentially got no light when you turned the switch.  I wouldn't use them in any doorway switches because if someone had broken into your house you wouldn't even see them for 2 or 3 minutes until the things finally threw some light. Or if you woke up at night and needed light to cross a room, you would be back before the light caught up. 

With these newer ones I've put them in every fixture as the old bulbs burned out.  I hadn't even realized at first that these new ones are still a little slow -- I just thought it was my older eyes percieving the light as a little dim.

I do prefer picking them up on sale!  For me, the price is balanced by only having to change them once a decade or so.  They last a LONG time and having to stop and change a bulb when you were just about to do something else was always such a nuisance.  They also seem sturdier than the traditional ones (my cat knocks one lamp down with some regularity).

But really Kevin, laptop by kerosene lamp -- it could be a whole new trend.


The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <iframe> <p> <br> <br /> <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <object> <param> </param> <embed> <span> <div>
  • You may post PHP code. You should include <?php ?> tags.

More information about formatting options

This question is used to make sure you are a human visitor and to prevent spam submissions.
Copy the characters (respecting upper/lower case) from the image.