A light-bulb moment

Let’s talk light bulbs.

I’m all for the energy-saving benefits of fluorescent bulbs, but I don’t like the the oh-so-bright white light they produced. But I love the soft light bulbs. They still have a bit of the fluorescent look, but not nearly as bad. And the bulb is prettier than that spiral look — good when you have fixtures that expose the bulb. But the two most important things: A 50-watt bulb uses only 11 watts of energy. And they are supposed to last six years — which means I shouldn’t have to climb that ladder again to change light bulbs.

By the way, Earth Day is April 22. So change a light bulb, plant a tree, recycle a computer or newspaper — whatever you can do.