Compact fluorescent / Guides

Mixed interior room lighting

Home lighting design

...Compact fluorescent (CFL) Compact fluorescent bulbs are an efficient alternative to incandescent. Priced higher than incandescent bulbs, the life span and red...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs

All about LED bulbs - video

...Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) were a great stop along the way but have passed their usefullness in our opinion. CFL bulbs are more efficient than incandescen...

Disposing of old batteries

Waste management: compost and recycling

...fluorescent tubes: Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) contain mercury gas which is very toxic to humans. Use caution when disposing o...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...compact fluorescent or LED lamps . LED are more expensive, but the price is dropping quickly; they last forever and use a fraction of the energy. The quality of...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...compact fluorescent bulbs , caulk and foam any gaps, and cover your windows with plastic in winter. These upgrades don’t necessarily have to cost you a lot, you...

LED filament bulbs

LED filament bulbs

...compact fluorescent bulbs which, being full of mercury gas, also posed a serious health hazard if you broke one. LEDs have significantly warmed in colour in the...