Popular Mechanics has finally done an in-depth, easy-to-understand, practical study of the Canadian Football League. No, hang on. The other CFL. Right. Compact fluorescent lightbulbs. Thrilling!
They've gone and looked at the bulbs through the lens of the non-ecogeek; they place a great deal of emphasis on quality of light. And, perhaps to the dismay of people who have pushed off switching to the bulbs that use a third less energy than those clunky old incandescents, the study finds that the incadescent bulb is near the bottom of the list in light quality, distorting colors more than CFLs.
Let's cut to the chase:
The results surprised us. Even though the incandescent bulb measured slightly brighter than the equivalent CFLs, our subjects didn't see any dramatic difference in brightness. And here was the real shocker: When it came to the overall quality of the light, all the CFLs scored higher than our incandescent control bulb. In other words, the new fluorescent bulbs aren't just better for both your wallet and the environment, they produce better light.So maybe Canadian football has a chance after all, you know?
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