Today, its time for a third transition…
This evening, as I turned on the lights in my room, one of the bulbs bursted and fell from its socket. Luckily, that particular lamp wasn’t anywhere near the switches -where I was standing- so there was no harm done, but since I’ve already had bad incidences with these bulbs, I decided it was time to do something drastic about it.
- They have very little heat emissions; the AC doesn’t need to work as hard.
- Their brightness is double what I had for 60W yet they only consume 23W!
- The lamps emit a constant, “warm white” rather than a sharp yellow color.
- Since they don’t get very hot, their filaments last up to 10 times as long as incandescent bulbs.
The one setback is that these bulbs are pricier, although considering some countries like Australia have already started their plans to phase out the use of incandescent light bulbs by 2010, why not start today? :)