You’ve probably been hearing about the incandescent light bulb ban for a while. 75w (and above) lamps have been gone for some time, but these lower wattage lamp bans are hitting home in a much more personal way. As part of this global sustainable firm, I am excited about the energy savings that will occur as people purchase new lamp alternatives. But as a person who enjoys (and demands) high quality lighting environments, I am, in fact, scared. To save energy, I would much rather dim my home’s lighting down to warm incandescence than use the same energy for a bright, harsh, blue & flat ambiance.
Last weekend, I picked up all the lamps I could find at Home Depot. I’ve prepared a vignette (Incandescent Lamp Alternatives) that shows the (sometimes) minor & (sometimes) major differences associated with incandescent, halogen, compact fluorescent & LED lamps. It’s very difficult to convey lighting quality in pictures, but I tried. I’ll refrain from passing too much judgment (after all, the market will speak for itself), but I’ll say I was surprised to not be totally & completely hopeless about the future. But I’m still a little scared.
Good luck to you. Tread Cautiously.
PS – Here is a clip from the Today show last week: