....for your home.
These things are neat and I really don't know much about them other than they're supposed to save energy and last longer. Back when they first came out, I bought one for my laundry room - and it's still alive & kicking for all these years.
My electric company (upon request) will send you a couple compact flourescents for free to 'get you started' with energy efficiency (per say). These two bulbs have been in my closet for a long time and I finally put them in a couple lamps about 2 weeks ago. Today - one of the bulbs completely died. And I thought these things were supposed to last a LONG time?
This bulb is a Niagara brand. The other bulb has been good and has been nice & bright upon turning it on.
If there's one thing I don't like about these things - is they're a lot dimmer when you first turn them on. When they 'warm up', they get really bright.
School me on these things....
So, anyone have recommendations on compact flourescents? Is there such a thing as them being BRIGHT when you first turn them on? What other types bulbs are energy efficient and bright? Pros cons, suggestions?
What about LED's for home usage (other than them being expensive...??)?