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A Review On: Full Spectrum Solutions BlueMax Compact Fluorescent Lights

Full Spectrum Solutions BlueMax Compact Fluorescent Lights

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Pros: Good, crisp light...eventually

Cons: Too bright at full power, takes too long

I got one as a free gift, the enclosed indoor CFL.  I already use a different brand of CFL everywhere else in my house, and they are on the dim side, but I don't need much light at night.  In fact, the only reason I turn on lights is to find something I'm looking for or if I'm in the bathroom or kitchen.  This is where the problem is, I first put it in my office and if I need to find something in there, I would have to turn on the light, then walk away and do something else for a little while, then come back after the bulb is fully bright.  It's not just dim, I can barely tell that it is on sometimes.  When it is fully bright, it is almost too bright.  I guess it could come in handy if I was sewing at night, but it kind of gives me a headache, and my fiance actually stopped using the light at all and just started lighting candles.


It is now in my laundry room, because I ran out of my other lightbulbs and this was the only one I had left.  To give some perspective:  I can turn on the switch, move the clothes from the washer to dryer, add a new load to the washer, start both and the light is still too dim for my taste.  I'm sure it is extremely eco-friendly, but it kind of defeats the purpose if I have to leave the light running for a minute before I can use it.  In my opinion there are some better options and I would never purchase one of these.


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