rather than completely threadjack the ongoing thread about "best" CFLs...
I decided to take a systematic approach to attempting to find acceptable
CFL lighting for each room in my house. I have collected the following:
- GE "soft white" nominally 2700K
- Sylvania "soft white" 3000K
- GE "cool white" 4100K
- GE "daylight" 6500K
- Ott-lite "HD natural lighing" (color temp? Seems pretty freakin' high.)
- GE "soft white" incandescent
- GE "reveal" incandescent
all CFLs are 13 or 15W, incandescents are 60W, to make light output
What I'd like to see is if a color temp somewhere between the Sylvania
soft white and the GE cool white might not be preferable in some
locations, but I'm not aware of anything commonly available, does anyone
make a standard Edison base CFL that fills that gap?
Unfortunately my color preference in most places out of the above seems
to be either one of the two incandescents or else the Sylvania CFLs, and
I really, really hate that little delay when you turn the Sylvania CFLs
on cold. I guess I will have to learn to live with it though, or else
become an energy wasting pig and use incandescents.
Also, are there any GOOD globe style CFLs available preferably somewhere
around the 4000K range? (looking at the selection at Tarjay, they have
GE ones, no color temp or even hint thereof, but the packaging appears
similar to the "soft white" bulbs, which I am not sure I'd like in the
bathroom.) I have some n:vision ones and also some "bright effects"
ones and they're both garbage, take waaaaay too long to warm up. Also
the n:vision ones do not last, one is dead and since I bought them in
2-packs and have a 3 light fixture, I had a spare, the spare is
noticeably brighter than the two that have been in use. Can't be more
than two years old. Why are the non-spiral format bulbs so much
crappier than the spirals? Haven't had any trouble with the spirals,
even the grab bag that came with the house.
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