Tuesday, February 20, 2007
You vill get rid of this obsolete technology and embrace the new. Excuses such as you don't like the light from fluorescent lighting, they won't fit your light fittings, it will spoil your chandelier, they don't alvays last longer, they can be over five times the price or you have a present stockpile of the old type will not be accepted. Vhy? The government says so.
Along with my criminally water wasting shower head, I am going to break the law further by buying a supply of incandescent bulbs. We use very few overhead incandescent lights. I have not had to replace an overhead light globe in the lounge or the bedrooms since we moved here nearly five years ago. We do have one energy saving bulb for a light that is left on a lot as it is linked to exhaust fans. The first lasted about nine months and had to be replaced. So much for long life, and it was not a cheapie.
I really dislike the light that comes from fluro lights, except in a work area such as a kitchen. I don't like the way they flicker from the corner of your eyes. I don't like the slowness of them to light up. I don't like the coldness of them. I don't like the hue that they give skin. I don't like their harshness.
I consider we are quite energy conscious, but I am saying no to this one.