Stocking up on CFL’s

Stocking up on CFL’s, originally uploaded by Somewhat Frank.

Frank Gruber’s stocking up on CF bulbs based on his Flickr photos. How about you? We’re all about CF bulbs in the Kohler household. I think the only exceptions are bulbs in a motion detector light, bathroom fan, and a couple appliance lights.

18seconds.org is inspiring folks these days. The idea being that it only takes 18 seconds to change a light bulb to compact florescent, so it’s probably worth the time, eh?

7 thoughts on “Stocking up on CFL’s”

  1. We are slowly replacing all non-reading lights to CFL and we’re currently at 19.

    I really don’t care for the type of light that comes off of the lamps that have these installed which I notice most when I’m trying to read.

    They aren’t cheap and while the cost savings are great and all I’m mostly doing it so that I don’t have to perch high upon unsteady chairs at the top of the stairs every 8 months to replace the bulbs in the hallway light upstairs 🙂

  2. I haven’t noticed a difference in the quality of light for reading, but I’ll drink boxed wine too, so my senses aren’t the most keen. I have noticed that the lights have a slight lag in coming on once the switch is flipped, but that isn’t the end of the world.

  3. As bulbs in my house burn out, I’ve been replacing them with CFLs.

    The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that just because the package says a CFL bulb is a replacement for a certain wattage, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it puts out the same number of lumens. So whenever I need to replace a bulb, I jot down the lumens before I go shop. I know the CFLs put out a different sort of light, but whenever I’ve gone just by the equivalent wattage, I’ve ended up with a lot dimmer light.

  4. I know the CFLs put out a different sort of light, but whenever I’ve gone just by the equivalent wattage, I’ve ended up with a lot dimmer light.

    Odd, I’ve noticed exactly the opposite. I should really check out the lumen ratings on my incandescents though as that might be where the difference is.

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