Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

My friend Cliff turned me on to compact fluorescent (CF) light bulbs--they save a substantial amount of energy (see Seth Godin's blog posting entitled How many bloggers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?). I'm using them in a few places in my house--places where the lights tend to stay on a lot, like the driveway light that stays on all night...some hallways...etc.

I tried using them in the lights outside our front door (which are controlled automatically by an X10 home automation system), but somehow that's like Crossing the Streams, and the bulbs just fry in a day or two. So I gave up on using them for the X10-controlled lights.

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