Yesterday I replaced six frequently used lightbulbs (in the dining room) with compact fluorescent. 6x7W instead of 6x25W, and they're 40W equivalents. And no, it's not as dark as it looks in the photo!
Personally I'd like it better if the bulbs didn't have so much stuff written on them. Looks too industrial this way.
The vine is growing happily. :)

10 comments so far...

dr_loplop December 07, 2009, 05:27 PM
compact fluorescents are getting compacter all the time.
GustavoG December 07, 2009, 05:39 PM
But are they also getting fluorescenter?
striatic December 07, 2009, 08:07 PM
I wonder if there is a solvent that will remove the lettering... maybe search online?
clickykbd December 07, 2009, 10:47 PM
hmmm... yeah doesn't quite jive with the fixture you've placed them in?
striatic December 08, 2009, 05:52 AM
hm .. searching for "remove lightbulb lettering" in various combinations and replacing terms [remove to erase, lettering to writing] brings up lots of posts about removing broken lightbulbs with potatoes, and nothing about washing off the words.
striatic December 08, 2009, 05:53 AM
you'd think they'd do the lettering on stickers you could peel off, eh?
GustavoG December 08, 2009, 05:56 AM
Hah, I first read "replacing broken lightbulbs with potatoes". That would indeed conserve energy!
striatic December 08, 2009, 06:51 AM
"using" potatoes.
dr_loplop December 09, 2009, 10:28 AM
potato lights are the future

my preferred method for removing printed ink is to gently rub it with the edge of a razor blade, followed by a soft eraser and perhaps a bit of methanol-based cleaning fluid.

GustavoG December 09, 2009, 04:34 PM
Incandescent potatos have always been an option, if rather messy.
I'm holding out for the much awaited Compact Bioluminescent Potatos.
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