June 25th, 2008 by Potato

Here, we have a kitchen lit by 78 W of CFLs.

Whole kitchen lit by 6 CFL bulbs

Whose messy kitchen that is exactly is unimportant. Now, 100 W of halogens.

Kitchen counter lit by 2 halogen bulbs

If that doesn’t convince you, you should know that CFLs now have the John Scalzi Seal of Approval.

It wasn’t quite an apples-to-apples comparison, but you can easily see how the fluorescents for less energy give off a ton more light than the two little halogen spots above the counter. The near dusk light from the window and the camera’s colour settings make the quality of the halogen light, IMHO, look much better in that picture than with the CFLs, but in real life the CFLs are only slightly less desirable in terms of colour output, again IMHO.

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