MORE ON COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHT: Megan McArdle doesn’t like it: “The problem is that after five minutes of sitting under a compact flourescent bulb, I feel like an extra in a Fellini film. I use one in the range hood, and if I had closet lights, I’d install them there. But there’s no way I’m using them as my primary form of illumination unless legally forced to do so; it’s just too murderously depressing.”
I put one in my study; it sucks. I put a different brand in Helen’s study — looks great. Put a third brand downstairs — it sucks even more than the one in my study. I’m told that the quality of light issue is a lot less when it’s in a lamp with a shade than when it’s in an overhead fixture. Still experimenting. . . .