I Always Look Orange

By Leo Gura - November 4, 2019

The Trump admin is rolling back new Obama-era light bulb efficiency standards, which is sad enough by itself, but Trump’s justification for it is just such a classic example of egotism:

“Number one, to me, most importantly, the light’s no good. I always look orange. And so do you.”

It’s little gems like this that tie a bow on all our work about ego and self-bias.

FYI, CFL bulbs are very toxic when shattered (don’t buy those), but the new LED bulbs are not toxic and they produce high quality light at any color temperature you want. Personally, I upgraded all the incandescent bulbs in my apartment to LED bulbs 3 years ago and have been very happy with them. The new LED bulbs have a great quality of light and they last for 5-10 years! I have not replaced a light bulb in 3 years. It’s so convenient. It’s a revolution in lighting. If you haven’t upgraded to LED, you’re missing out. They are 5x more energy-efficient than incandescent bulbs, produce zero heat, and only only cost about $3-$10 each. Every building in the world should be using LEDs. I like the 2700K color temperature best. It gives off a warm homey yellow glow, almost the same as the classic incandescent bulbs. Or if you prefer white light, go for the 5000K color temp. There’s no need to buy incandescents ever again.

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