Pop Mechanics Shines a Light Upon CFL Bulbs

Pop Mechanics Shines a Light Upon CFL Bulbs

Gregory Han
Apr 17, 2007

Compact fluorescent bulbs are a fantastic energy saving option, but the bulbs suffer from a less-than-glowing reputation for quality of light they put out. Popular Mechanics set out to test seven of the best compact CFL bulbs against one another, and a traditional incandescent bulb, measuring colour, perceived brightness, quality of light for reading and for face/skin complimenting light, all to determine whether CFLs could hold up a light to the current standard. Check out the results...and be ready to be surprised by the results of this double blind test.

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