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I know you’ve written about lightbulbs prior to, but it seems like there are lots of new choices on store shelves. Are incandescents even getting sold any longer? And what about LED lights? I attempted some a couple of years ago and, in addition to being hella costly, the light they gave off was cold and blue and institutional – I couldn’t stand it. Are there other low-energy varieties? Which types of bulbs operate with dimmers? Can you – ahem – shed some light on this confusing subject?
Liza E. Battle Creek, Mich.
Thanks for reminding me that it is time for our semi-demi-hexi-annual revisitation of the lightbulb topic. And what much better day than Earth Day to undertake this quest? For years, “alter a lightbulb” has been cited as a basic step individuals can take to support the planet. Now even that command is beginning to feel complex, a state of affairs that does not assist our cause.
But I promise it is not truly as complicated as all that. For those with short consideration spans, the answer is: Go get LEDs.