I would like to explore some newer lighting options for my home. I
currently have a mix of CF's in all the non-dimmable rooms (bathrooms,
hallways, utility rooms, etc.) and a mix of old-school bulbs and
halogen pots where I need dimming (kitchen, office, livingroom).
The problem is that it's the high-wattage lights that are used the
most. Specifically, my kitchen, living room and office make up
something like 80% of all the lighting turned on in the house over
time. All of the other lights combined are turned on for maybe 2 hours
a day combined.
So it's the lights that are the least effiecient that are being used
the most. I'd like to hear any suggestions you might have on how to
I have tried dimmable screw-in CF's, but they buzz terribly, give off
a green-tinted light at lower settings, and have a very high "lowest
setting" that makes them basically useless IMHO. Perhaps there's some
good ones I could look at?
I'm also very interested in xenon, I used them for my under-counter
and I really like the light. Are there dimmable xenons? Are there
fixtures suitable for replacing pot halogens in a room-lighting
Any other options I should consider?