Just one, Seth

OK, I’ll bite.

Seth Godin is asking why so few people are using compact fluorescent lightbulbs, even though they have significant environmental benefits.

He’s essentially trying to kickstart a positive environmental meme by asking bloggers everywhere to post on this as well. (Seth’s post is titled “How many bloggers does it take to screw in a lightbulb” – hence the title of this post.)

We use CF bulbs in about half of our light fixtures, but here’s the reason we don’t use them in all:

  1. Too dumb
    When we go to get light bulbs, we forget that they make CF bulbs that just screw into ordinary light fixtures now.

  2. Too lazy
    How often do we go get light bulbs? Only when one breaks. And then we grab the first thing on the shelf.

  3. Too painful
    My wife does sometimes get a headache from fluorescent light, so we have to be careful where we put them.
[tags] cf, seth goding, fluorescent, john koetsier [/tags]


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  • Not to mention the awful color! Most all of the ones I’ve tried make everything look pretty blah. When they finally make “true white” I’ll probably buy them.