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What is the greenest dimming light bulb? - Green Home Guide by USGBC

The greenest light bulb? That’s an easy one -- that’d be the sun. Oh wait, global warming’s heat source is the sun. Maybe it’s not such an easy question. Actually, it sounds like you’re asking a couple of intertwined questions: What are energy-efficient light sources, and which ones are good at dimming. And I’m guessing from your description of unbalanced and flickering light that your solution to those two questions was getting a dimmable CFL. At least that’s what my experience has largely been. Let’s look at the choices Sunlight. Cheap (free, actually) and doesn’t use non-renewable resources. Dimmable? Not directly, but curtains and blinds do a pretty good job. What’s not to like? That’d be the hours between sunset and sunrise. Candles. When we dim lights, we’re often trying to mimic soft romantic candlelight. (Never mind that candles do flicker.) Problem is, candles are...

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