We just switched some lamps over to IKEA Energy-Saving bulbs. We have always loved the glow of incandescent bulbs over fluorescent so we were skeptical that these lights would have that harsh “too-bright” glow. We have been pleasantly surprised and adjusted easily to new light and plan on replacing more bulbs.
Here’s a guide for selecting the right energy-saving bulb for whatever fixture or need you have as well as some other articles regarding energy-efficient lighting.
Change a Light Bulb: It Really Can Make a Difference [Treehugger]
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs [Energy Star]
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Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.