So, last week I was in Home Depot looking for some stuff. And while shopping for stuff, I thought of some other stuff I wanted to buy. Light bulbs. See, I like my light bulbs and the light they give off. Further, I discriminate in my light bulbs based on several factors:
- Quality of light
- Cost of bulb
- Heat of bulb
- Cost of electricity
- Cost of replacement
The single most important aspect to me is the quality of the light. I hate Hate HATE working in too dim light, reading by too bright a light and sweating too near a hot light. Hate it all. So, it matters.
This is why I have purchased about 80 years worth of 40 watt incandescent bulbs. I absolutely love having the bright lights in my garage. I need to see what I’m doing and don’t mind the extra bright glare and even the heat. However, when I read at night in bed, I need the gentle glow of that 40 watt. And thank to Dubya, I’m gonna lose that privilege here in about 3 months.
BUT. But there is new technology out that sounds like it can replace the incandescent bulb; LED. So, I check out the light bulb section at the Home Depot and purchased a 40 watt incandescent, a 40 watt CF bulb and a 40 watt LED bulb.
Here at the house I have a measurement tool that let’s me keep track of the amount of electricity I burn for a single outlet. My goal is to let each bulb burn for several days and see which one wins on value.