Sunday, June 15, 2008

A new discovery!


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Embee has made a new discovery and if it works I am going to feel a lot healthier (according to the feature list). The only trouble is the room where I have my computer has the wrong light fittings for this type of bulb. I spend a lot of time at my computer especially during the winter so maybe I won't get as much benefit as I imagine...only time will tell!

I just wonder if anyone else out there has ever tried this type of light!


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17 Comments:

At 15/6/08 09:15, Blogger Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Gosh...it can do an awful lo for a humble light bulb! Never come across them before so no idea if they work or not, but interesting nonethelss - worth a try.

 
At 15/6/08 09:23, Blogger ChrisB said...

angela they seem almost too good to be true!

 
At 15/6/08 09:36, Blogger WT said...

I'm pretty sure it cures cancer and improves your sex life too, they just don't put it in the label because they don't want to start a stampede.

 
At 15/6/08 12:12, Blogger karisma said...

Psst! Don't smoke....and open the window!

 
At 15/6/08 16:01, Blogger john.g. said...

If you believe that...........

 
At 15/6/08 16:41, Anonymous susan said...

I have to snicker at the irony of a lightbulb doing what being outside in the sunlight does!

 
At 15/6/08 18:47, Blogger HAPPY IN NEVADA said...

I have them in all our lamps because my doctor recommended them.

Essentially they're the same type of bulb you get in the tanning beds that 'tan you' and make use of the Vitamin "D" that can't truly do its best job, without the effects of the sun.

What I like is they last so much longer than the regular bulbs; the light is so easy on the eyes, and the illumination is perfect.

I've kept track of what these bulbs cost versus the number of times we replaced those 'regular kind', and so far they're just like the fluorescent ones; about the same cost in the long run (or slightly less).

Also, you don't get the HEAT from the bulbs, and since my computer room faces the evening sun (we live in the desert), this has meant something to us as it's very surprising how a 2 or 3 regular bulbs can heat a room. In fact, they tell people who are in cold climates, to be certain to leave a light on in each room at night when they set the heat back. Apparently this adds just enough heat to eliminate the possibility of the room getting too cold.

Diane

 
At 15/6/08 20:49, Blogger Grand Life said...

Haven't used this type yet but will give it a try because even though I love to be "green" the fluorescent bulbs sometimes just don't give off enough light. Also thanks to "Happy in Nevada" for spelling " fluorescent" correctly so I didn't have to go look it up. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I always look forward to yours.
Judy

 
At 15/6/08 22:54, Blogger ChrisB said...

WT and John I'm willing to give it a try! I get very depressed in the winter so maybe I won't be so SAD this year!

susan it does seem strange but if doctors are recommending them they must work!

Diana I have one in my sitting room lamp and I agree with you about the light being easy on the eye . We have also put them in 3 of the bedrooms so far. My mother says she has noticed the difference.

Judy I'm not sure how much they cost or how easily available they are as my hubby got them through a work contact!

 
At 15/6/08 23:37, Blogger Jan said...

hulagirlatheart of Growing Older But Not Up has agreed to host Fun Monday on June 23rd.

 
At 16/6/08 04:10, Blogger Betty said...

I have some of these bulbs in our home. They give off good light and use less electricity or so they claim.

 
At 16/6/08 14:25, Blogger giants fan said...

very interesting-- I've never heard of such a thing!

 
At 16/6/08 16:53, Anonymous nikki said...

I hate to be a downer, just watch out. The light bulb has mercury in it (at least the ones in the US that look exactly the same do.) If they break you could have a minor issue on your hands.

 
At 16/6/08 17:04, Blogger lisa marie said...

We use those curly lightbulbs but I don't think they are that nice healthier kind. How cool! Now you'll just be running around full of energy and radiating with health. :)

 
At 17/6/08 03:16, OpenID eclecticblog said...

Many people use them here in Alaska during the winter to get through the long dark months. I have never experienced depression except for being a little down in January or Feb. Many people have a hard time coping without the benefits of sunlight. I get perked up going into the tanning bed once in awhile.

 
At 17/6/08 14:47, Blogger Pamela said...

everything but cure menopause!

 
At 18/6/08 06:39, Blogger Little Miss Moi said...

Dear chrisb. Did you not think that you might be getting all the vitamins you need from the light of your computer screen?

 

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