Bangor Daily News

Fluorescents are often, but not always, best

The incandescent light, invented by Thomas Edison more than 100 years ago, has not been in great favor lately.
Amory Lovins, the self-anointed energy guru, has dissed incandescents for years, stating that we can eliminate a lot of power plants if we all use compact fluorescents in their place. Well-meaning municipal, state and federal programs offer major discounts for compact fluorescents or have even given compact fluorescents away for free.