05 January 2009

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

I live in a two-bedroom apartment with nine light fixtures, a desk lamp, and three bedside lamps. That's twelve light bulbs in all, and as each of the old incandescent bulbs has died, we've replaced it with a compact fluorescent bulb. Still, I've kinda been thinking that the whole hullabaloo over replacing incandescent bulbs with fluorescents seemed like a lot of energy for a relatively small payback.

Then, over the holidays, I was sitting on someone's living room couch one day, and counted twenty-two light bulbs. With that kind of wattage in use, I suppose switching to compact fluorescents would have actual impact.