Yes, the new bulbs are terrific, and a good example of the market catching up with the problem.
However, thoughts of outlawing the old bulbs are both over-kill and unnecessary as the market will take care of it and many still want the lighting design factor incandescent and halogen offers way above fluorescent.
Editorial: Go with the glow
Fluorescent bulbs create their own market
Published 12:00 am PST Saturday, February 24, 2007
If you used a compact fluorescent light bulb in the 1980s and 1990s, you may have thought it a dim investment.
These early bulbs flickered and buzzed and sent a cold light through the room. They took seconds to brighten and were so oddly shaped they didn't work in many fixtures.
For all these reasons, millions of consumers swore they would never buy another CFL bulb. That's a shame, both for their pocketbook and the planet's warming climate.
Like computers, cell phones and low-flush toilets, CFL bulbs have changed dramatically in recent years. Now these energy efficient bulbs possess the power to revolutionize the world.