The Battle Of the Bulbs

Men and women are light-years apart on the merits of compact fluorescents
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 30, 2007 2:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – She's from Venus, he's from Mars when it comes to. . . compact fluorescent light bulbs. Right-thinking men everywhere are boldly buying and screwing the environmentally friendly bulbs into sockets all over the house, the Washington Post reports, while women are, in turn, unscrewing them and going back to incandescent.

No matter that they are, as one guilty soul puts it, "the moral, ethical and environmentally correct thing to do." They're unflattering. Still, it's the look of the future: Japan is up to 80% CFL, Germany 50%, and Australia has banned incandescents after 2009. (Read more sustainable living stories.)

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