Monday, January 30, 2012

CFLs Suck Update

There is quite a bit of anecdotal evidence that CFLs can cause seizures, rashes and cancer.

I know some people who "hate the light" from CFLs.   Since the color problems have been mostly solved, I think the subliminal flickering is what they object to.

Unfortunately, these problems are also shared with high performance T5 & T8 fluorescent tubes, which are very efficient and economical.  Affordable and long lasting LED tube replacement bulbs are coming eventually, so I'd still recommend tube fixtures where appropriate.


  1. T5s are the new efficiency leader in linear bulbs, but T8s are still much better than the old school T12s

  2. Greg,

    Thanks for bringing me up to speed, I updated the post.

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