Earthmate Recessed and Candle CFL Bulbs

Earthmate Recessed and Candle CFL Bulbs

Gregory Han
Jul 30, 2008

I've got this funny quirk: whenever I see a blown out light bulb, I'm driven by a near obsessive desire to replace it with a new bulb...even when I'm at someone else's home. It works out in the end: I get to scratch the itch and someone gets a new light bulb installed without lifting a finger. But I recently ran into a roadblock while trying to replace a couple of my mom's chandelier lights, which are much smaller than most CFLs and require a dimming option. Until now, I couldn't find dimmable chandelier light bulbs...

Earthmate Dimmable Bulbs use 80% less energy than standard bulbs, and they're notably better looking than the awkward swirl design that most CFL bulbs come in. These bulbs dim all the way down to 5% of their light output, so they should be a good replacement for the chandelier (each bulb also comes with a medium socket adapter so they can be used in other lamps/lighting). And there's also a recessed lighting version that replaces standard 45 watt-incandescents, producing a softer white light unlike fluorescent bulbs. These bulbs don't come cheap, but they should last a lot longer than standard bulbs and use a lot less energy. I should just keep a few in the car for emergency replacement situations (I'm joking...barely).

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