StoryMore efficient new LEDs now available, over 200lm/W
You can get CFLs and LEDs for $1, and screw them into the same E27 / A1
8 fixtures your old lightbulbs used. If you've opted for different fixtures and bulbs, which don't work well, that was your own mistake, and irrelevant to the lighting technology. I expect most people were smart enough to avoid that trap.
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