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With deadlines fast approaching to improve lighting efficiency in the United States, I am wondering whether I am ready to give up my old-school bulbs. Are you?

I have grown so accustomed to my exposed light bulb fixtures that hang in my 1912 home. The Edison bulb reminds me of the history the house holds. But with all of the hype about the new energy act set to take effect in the coming year it has me wondering. Am I ready to fully embrace florescents?

The Plumen is the world’s first low energy, designer light bulb and is now available in the United States. It lasts eight times longer than an incandescent and uses 80% less energy. It will take some getting used to but I think I am ready to give the bulb a try. The real question is are you?

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