But I have a pet peeve about the information been shared on longevity of CFL bulbs - you know the ones that look like little pig's tails. Not too many years ago there was a massive push to get us all to switch. There were two main selling points - using less electricity and a very long life - 9 years more than the old fashioned incandescent bulbs. I am here to report that it just isn't so! Those little pig's tails seem to burn out just as fast as the old bulbs. Here to prove my point are two terrible photographs. (Sorry, I do not yet have the skill to take a photo into a bright light in a windowless room. Lessons would be gladly accepted!)
This first one is over the sink in the bathroom. Notice- two lights burned out. And these have been replaced several times. Nine years of life? Not even close!
And in the office, notice one of the bulbs in the track lighting is also gone.
We find ourselves replacing these just as often as the old kind. Yes, we do use them because of our carbon foot print, but I am skeptical when they say the LED lights will last even longer. I will not throw away my collection and buy new. I will see what time demonstrates!
Sorry for the mini rant. I don't do it often. But do check out Stacy's post. She has collected useful information.
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