This post is all about our new light bulbs. Get that hilarious title now? Only my dad again? Oh well. A girl always wants to make her daddy proud, even if it’s with terrible(ly funny) blog titles.
Heres the scoop on the new things lighting up our lives. Besides the obvious cute kids. We are still shooting for super eco hippy status around here. Two important aspects of this for us are energy efficiency & nontoxicity (did I just add a word to my own dictionary? I had one of those once… I wrote it in Ms. Tobin’s religion class where I was disagreeing with her about the meaning of the word “respect.”). That led us to the led. Super duper efficient & mercury free. After tons of reading & shopping, we picked the Phillips led bulb that is a 60 watt equivalent as our first leap into led land. It’s an odd looking bulb, but I’m really thrilled with it off the bat. The yellow color gives way to a nice warm white light once turned on. It is bright in most directions, not just forward, though that is where the majority of the light is focused. This may not be the perfect reading light in a lamp because of that, but it definitly could work. We bought 2 from home depot, taking advantage of ebates (referral link) & their free shipping. These guys weren’t cheap landing in the $25 range each, but the energy savings should more than make up for the initial price. Here are some (read: way too many) pictures of them.