Why is it that I have extra CFL’s in the laundry room and yet I can’t bring myself to remove my incandescents until they burn out? The evidence is so clear and here I am acting like it’s the great depression and I need to be saving tin foil. Any suggestions for me to move on and follow the advice below?
Feb. 25, 2008 | Dear Pablo,
Should I discard my still-working standard incandescent bulbs and replace them with compact fluorescents, or wait until they die a natural death and then replace them?
There are several reasons to get rid of those incandescent bulbs and replace them with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). Incandescent bulbs turn less than 5 percent of the electricity they use into light; the rest is wasted heat. Besides being annoyingly inefficient, this can increase summertime air-conditioning costs and present a higher risk of fire. http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2008/02/25/ask_pablo_lightbulbs/index.html