Question by  Anonymous

Are CFLs really better than regular light bulbs?

I'm thinking about making the switch. Should I?


Answer by  Anonymous

In situations where the bulbs are turned on/ off frequently, CFLs fail quickly.

Reply by elsewhen (627):
they also take time to warm up when you first turn them on... but if you can get over this mild annoyance, they really are great.  add a comment

Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Disadvantages of CFLs include cost and the mercury. The mercury is so hazardous that if a bulb is broken, pregnant women and children under 5 are supposed to leave the room. You have to wear protective gloves and mask during clean up. If you can handle clean up or there is no risk of them being broken, go get them.


Answer by  roserdozer (44)

CFLs are far better than regular light bulbs. They last seven times as long as regular light bulbs. I switched about a year ago and have seen the difference in my bill. So far it has been about $5 a month in savings.


Answer by  caringguy (40)

You should make the switch from regular light bulbs to CFLs. They are superior. Regular light bulbs burn out regularly. I've had my CFLs in all of my light sockets for over a year now and haven't had to change them once.

Reply by elsewhen (627):
not only that... compact fluorescents use WAY less electricity than incandescent bulbs!  add a comment
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