Finally got some CF's in format other than typical spiral at the local
Home Despot... which was timely as one of the spirals in the bathroom
had quit working, and they'd pissed me off anyway since the bathroom
light fixture was designed for the big round globe light bulbs.
First ones I saw were some "Bright Effects" 40W equivalents, located
prominently in a sale rack. so I bought some, got them home, and was
very, very disappointed. Warm up time could be measured with a sundial,
initial brightness was approximately "night light" and there was
noticeable variation between the color of the three bulbs I'd installed.
Highly not recommended.
Had to go back to the store to get some other stuff and saw that they
also now carry "n:vision" brand CF's also in round bulb format. picked
up some 14W "60W equivalent" n:visions, much better. these are almost
full brightness at turn on and the color is nice and even.
both are made in China and I have not seen any other options available
in this format.
just thought I'd share...
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