Friday, January 30, 2009

Let there be light...Lots and lots of light.

I need lots of light. More light than is politically correct. All of my lamps have incandescent bulbs of 75 watts or more. So the environmentalist sees this and expresses his opinion on the matter. Says that I should care about excessive use of electricity. I asked him what type of bulbs he used. Puffing his chest a bit he proudly stated that he has changed all of his bulbs to the ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs that use about 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer. I paused and the asked him "Why don't you save even more energy by using candles? He seemed a bit perplexed because he just looked at me and didn't respond. However, as soon as he does, I will be ready with my thoughts on "fireflys in a pickle jar" lighting method.