Date registered: Nov 2003
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Incandescent light bulb is here to stay.
As I dabble into the realm of lighting design, I realize how lighting and human psychology are closely intertwined.
To cut to the chase, incandescence, as the term suggest, is white heat. The light is a product of filament inside the bulb being heated. The resultant warm glow is not dissimilar to, but in fact same as another heat-generated light source - what we as cave people watched tens of thousands years ago - the fire. There is no substitute to this light source that appeals to our primal senses.
Also, incandescent light gives better color rendition - much closer to that of daylight all across the spectrum.
I have CFLs installed in 90% of all the lighting at home but where color matters and circuits with built in dimmers (dining room, above counter lights in the kitchen, bedside lights and bathroom sconces flanking medicine cabinet) I have the good old Edison bulbs.