According to this Washington Post article, women seem to be the main stumbling block in making compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) popular. Actually, I don’t really care for CFLs either. Part of it is the fact that I really didn’t know what I was buying when I bought them and the bulbs I bought are way too dim to use anywhere in my house. I spent something like $15 on the three pack (if I’m remembering correctly) and now the package is sitting in our pantry unused.
According to the article, CFLs are improving in quality and coming down in price, which is good. I’ll have to give them a try again. I like the idea of saving money on my electric bill and helping the environment at the same time. I have a feeling that we’re going to have to get used to CFLs because eventually traditional incandescent bulbs will be outlawed in the U. S. You watch, it’s just around the corner.