- Location: online only
- Website: 1000bulbs.com
Until dimmable CFLs are easy to find in stores, we're shopping online at 1000Bulbs.com. They sell Litetronics brand compact fluorescent lights, or CFLs. (Note: our readers have had good things to say about Vision CFLs, which are only available at Home Depot, but Litetronics makes a wider selection of dimmable bulbs.)
Now that we've sorted out the mercury issue and figured out how to get bulbs that put off the right amount and color of light, it seems one of the biggest obstacles to switching to energy-saving CFLs is finding ones that dim... and don't flicker when they're dimmed.
The big attraction is the wide range of dimmable fluorescents, but 1000Bulbs sells a few other innovative and green products, like an energy-saving rope light made with brighter tungsten filaments:
1000Bulbs lists color temperature and lumen output for each of their bulbs, so you can get a good idea of how much light the bulb will put off, and how warm or cool it will be.