Still hot about that lightbulb mandate
My kitchen is illuminated with five 65-watt floodlights. Two of them decided to croak this week. So of course new bulbs were on my shopping list when I went to the supermarket this morning. (I refuse to make a special trip to Lowe’s, Home Depot, or Ace for two light bulbs.) As it turned out, the first, second, and third bulbs I looked at were CFLs, those horrid compact fluorescent lights that the government, in its infinite stupidity, has decided we must use instead of incandescent bulbs. They were priced somewhere in the range of $12-$14. Each!
I’ve explained before why I dislike CFLs. And no, there were no comparable LEDs on the shelf. What’s more, neither of those would have matched the three remaining bulbs in my kitchen. And I was not about to buy five $14 light bulbs.
Fortunately, on a bottom shelf, I finally spied a box of six incandescent 65-watt floodlights. $17 for the box. Of course I bought those. Talk about a no-brainer.
Actually, there were two boxes. I should have bought both of them. But now I have a better idea. I could do what I did last summer for 100-watt incandescents. I’ll order a case of them from Amazon while they are still available. By the time I use them all, maybe someone will be selling nice looking, reasonably priced government-approved bulbs that fit all my different lamps and sockets, are dimmable, work in 3-way lamps and enclosed fixtures, won’t blow out the first time I turn them on or burn out within a week, don’t make buzzing noises, come on instantly, and put out a nice, warm white (not greenish or bluish) light of the desired wattage.