Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Then came the light.......

For a hundred years ( almost 130 i think....) we've been depending on the invention above to light up life around us. Only recently though we've figured out using too many of these little things help cause our electricity bill to run sky high.

The EU recently wants to ban incandescent lightbulbs. Not to mention other countries such as australia are going to do the same.

Sounds great, but what of the other alternatives, namely the flourescent lamp and compact flourescent lamps. The problem these had were that the aesthetic (looks) that were not very appealing. Especially, those large lamps are cumbersome to change and hard to keep.

Even the smaller compact flourescent lamps, aren't all that good to look at. One might say it sticks out like a sore thumb. Imagine putting one of these things in your bed-side lamp.

I've seen the above model two models for a while, but recently light bulb manufacturers have gotten smart and came in with a new generation of compact light bulbs.

Holy cow! A good looking flourescent lamp. Who would have guessed. Looks almost good enough to eat..stick one of these on a sunday cone for april fools. These come in a similar lighting color as the inandescent ones. Furthermore they can fit in the housing of normal light bulbs as they are about the same size.

Also, they are available in Malaysia....

Our family's first good looking flourescent lightbulb :) These 8 watt thingys pump out as much light as 40 watt bulb. who would have thought? Furthermore they last 3 times as long. And the cost to power is 1/4. Only downside is that they are more expensive, but only 1 or 2 times more. The color is a bit different, but still quite nice. It's arguably warmer...