Fluorescent Lights Have Come a Long way, Baby!

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When was the last time you shopped for fluorescent lighting?  Years ago, people were nervous about fluorescent light bulbs because the flickering bothered the eyes. The light given off was cold and pale, not flattering. Now, new technology has eliminated earlier problems. New and improved fluorescent lighting emits warmer color and doesn’t flicker anymore.

Because they’re energy efficient, state building codes now require that some fluorescent lights be used in all kitchens and bathrooms in newly constructed homes. These light bulbs are three times brighter than incandescent bulbs and much more energy efficient.  Regular bulbs will last about 750 hours, while a fluorescent bulb lasts 10,000 hours. You can buy fluorescent bulbs in other colors now besides white. Also dimming ballasts are now available, which is a great feature, especially for kitchens.