What’s The Difference Between CFL, LED and Incandescent Light Bulbs? Thankfully, I know that my house isn’t haunted. The flickering lights, the constant burn-outs, the light that never turns off…we are not experiencing the return of Poltergeist. Here is more good news: fixing the problem didn’t cost a fortune. In fact, the issue was related to one thing and one thing only: the wrong light bulb.
Here’s something I learned today at the tender age of 45 ~ not all light bulbs are alike.
It turns out my lighting issues were due to the wrong bulbs. LED lights are not good for lights on a dimmer and cause a flickering effect (even when the light is off). CFL can be okay for dimmers but ONLY if they say “dimmable” and if they don’t, the likelihood that they will burn out QUICKLY is inevitable (despite the packaging which promises to last for years!). Finally I learned that although incandescent bulbs have been faded out because they are inefficient (even though they work well with dimmers) you can get an eco friendly version at several hardware stores. The bottom line is this: when it comes to lighting the only thing ‘dim’ is me and now that I’ve seen the ‘light’ and had my light-bulb-moment, I (and my house) will shine a lighter brighter!
PSA OUT! And be sure to check me out on CBS 2 This Sunday where I’ll be discussing Tips and Tricks for Home Decor on a Budget!