BBC News – Why eco-light bulbs aren’t what they seem

Save the planet, switch to eco-light bulbs. So goes the refrain. But are these as bright, long-lasting and energy efficient as is often claimed?

The traditional incandescent bulb is on the way out. European law means people will be encouraged to use longer-lasting, energy-efficient lights instead.

But many remain unconvinced that the common alternative – compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) – are up to the job.

via BBC News – Why eco-light bulbs aren’t what they seem.

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