Summer is coming and heat with it. In the South, there’s a custom of turning out the lights to feel cooler. But it is more than a feeling: nearly all the power going into a standard incandescent light bulb exits as heat. That’s a double energy whammy in lost light and lost cool air. And then there’s the unwelcome task — especially at church — of changing bulbs.
Does anyone have experiences — good or bad; at home or church — of compact fluorescent light bulbs to share? (We use them in about half of the sockets and like them. And we don’t even pay for our own electricity.)