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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Shine On



I love this article in today's Washington Post Local Living section:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/how-to-navigate-the-increasingly-confusing-light-bulb-aisle/2013/10/01/a0aabc5e-252b-11e3-b75d-5b7f66349852_story.html?tid=auto_complete

It's called "Shine on, you crazy light bulb", and Elizabeth Mayhew does a great job of explaining all of the nuances of the new light bulbs.

My favorite quotes to share are these:

"This is the first thing you need to know before you shop.  If you have dimmers, then you have to buy bulbs that are compatible."

"Use LED bulbs in hard-to-reach fixtures such as those in stairwells and double-story great rooms.  Use a combination of CFLs and halogen incandescents in other rooms based on your needs.  CFLs are great in kitchens, hallways and bathrooms."

"(David) Brooks (proprietor of Just Bulbs in New York) sees CFLs as a "bridge technology" that we will use until the price of LEDs comes down."

We at Dominion Electric Supply pride ourselves on staying on top of this quickly changing technology, so please come visit us so we can help you navigate the craziness!

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