Truly, madly, deeply…

March 30, 2010 at 3:18 pm 8 comments

in love. That’s right…like a teenager with her first crush…I am in love…with my new lightbulbs. Yes I said lightbulbs…18 W compact daylight energy efficient lightbulbs to be exact. This is no joke…this is serious, head over heels, never to be parted again love.  What is so special about a lightbulb that I would profess such undying devotion you may ask…well thanks to these fabulous light bulbs…I can actually SEE now. As I’ve mentioned before…I’m just ever so slightly above the 40 year old mark..I don’t feel a day over 30 and I act like I’m 12…but my eyes …well my eyes are 40 going on 60….and even though I have a total of 6 light fixtures in my scraproom…including an ottlight and an overhead fixture with  6 lightbulbs…I am still squinting constantly. It’s pathetic. Truly pathetic. Mr. Magoo has better eyesight than me. But thanks to my new found love…my lighting issues will be no more! I found this glorious little slice of heaven last week thanks to an electrician who came to our offices to replace some fixtures…when he was done he put in some new light bulbs. I was literally stunned with how bright they were…just 2 little bulbs and the whole room was 5 times brighter. So of course I had to ask about them and of course once I knew what they were I couldn’t wait to get to the store to find one of my own. Finally got to the store and after some searching was able to find one…there it was …like a stud amongst a sea of duds…my new found love. Of course not wanting to rush into things…I bought just the one…turns out they are a little pricy. As soon as I got it home I immediately removed one of my lackluster soft white 40 watt bulbs …didn’t even wait for the darn thing to cool down ..and I replaced it with my new funny looking twisty bulb and flicked the switch and just like that…bliss.  Even with just one new bulb my room was so much brighter. I was officially hooked…so like a junkie…I wanted more. Imagine how giddy I was when I went in search of another score and found out that they are now on sale for half off and I had a coupon…it was like it was meant to be. So now I have replaced a total of 4 bulbs in my overhead fixture and my room is a bright new glorious squint-free workspace…which apparently…according to my kids…can be seen from the end of the street.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Veronica aka Miss Onigur  |  March 30, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Care to SHARE what BRAND bulbs they are? I am “slightly” over 40 as well and could USE new Light! 😉

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    • 2. paperklipz  |  March 30, 2010 at 10:26 pm

      V…the ones I got are Sylvania…but GE makes them as well…just make sure they say DAYLIGHT on them

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  • 3. ~ Kim ~  |  March 30, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Link me please!! I wanna see the bulb worthy of your undying love!!!

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  • 4. Jenny Lilac  |  March 31, 2010 at 8:49 am

    It was nice and bright when I was there! I need some better lighting in my area!

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  • 5. Patty  |  March 31, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Jen, I just love reading your posts! And I love the Easter cow, too!!

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  • 6. Kelliebean  |  March 31, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Awesome. I’m thinking I might need some, too. I couldn’t get through this post without major squinting and moving backandforthandbackandforth until I could focus properly. Getting old bites.

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  • 7. Veronica aka Miss Onigur  |  March 31, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I just so happened to be in my local HD and bought the GE ones!!! Daylight of course!! They were on sale, SCHWEET!!!!
    Thanks!

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  • 8. gilroygal  |  April 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    My husband changed one of our hall way bulbs to the daylight kind…I keep looking at the light and thinking he left the door open! The light is so bright and clear!

    Gonna have to get him to replace my scraproom lights too!

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