Monday, October 20, 2014

I'm Not The Only One Who Thinks That CFL Light Bulbs SUCK

Once again, I glean rant-fodder from my Facebook news feed...

A friend posted a link to a blog post that I have been longing to write.  SHOULD have written a year ago, in fact.

Dear CFL Manufacturers:  You Suck

OMG I am SO on board with this.

CFL's are a HUGE racket. They cost a mint and DO NOT last any longer than regular bulbs.  The light they provide is hideous--how much do I love looking like a corpse when I look in my bathroom mirror in the morning?  And this crap about how they take forever to actually GO ON when you flip the switch--what is UP with that?

I finally went around my entire house, took out all the crappy CFL's and replaced them with good ole fashioned light bulbs.  But, of course, I can't just throw the f**kers away...I have to take them to the dump to be disposed of as hazardous waste.

So now, incandescent bulbs are being "phased out."  By law.  How does that happen?  I can guarantee you, it had little or nothing to do with saving the environment.  Someone who had a lot of money sunk into the development and sale of CFL's made sure that, at some point, the purchase of their product would be if not required by law, at the very least strongly promoted by it.

American consumers are at the mercy of speculators who bombard the public with imperfect technology, LIE about it ("You will NEVER have to change these bulbs! You will save hundreds of $$$ on electric bills!") and then throw a bunch of money into legislation to guarantee that their gamble pays (them) off.

I don't know about anyone else, but I am sick of this bullshit...    


  1. I despise them. I am a huge advocate for the environment, but these - horrible. Horrible "quality" of light.

  2. I think they suck also. I buy the bulbs that look like regular bulbs but use less wattage to give the same amount of light... Halogen I believe. Take care, Sheila