paul wheaton wrote:
My brand new video that spends a fair bit of time on CFL brightness comparison
R Hasting wrote:And now, more test to show that CFLs are BAD for us...
See the original article here.
The technology involved has potential for many other applications besides light bulbs, Soljačić says. The same approach could “have dramatic implications” for the performance of energy-conversion schemes such as thermo-photovoltaics. In a thermo-photovoltaic device, heat from an external source (chemical, solar, etc.) makes a material glow, causing it to emit light that is converted into electricity by a photovoltaic absorber.
I don't know how much faith I would put in a website that is trying to sell me a software app to counter blue wavelength light since that filtering is available for free on my phone and computer. I have been using the full spectrum "daylight" LED at home. I like their more balanced colours can't quantify any difference for me.
S Haze wrote:Since this experiment began I think the understanding of how artificial light and its parameters like wavelength and flicker rate affect us has come a long way! The image is one I've seen before and sums up why CFLS especially might be not-so-good for us as biological organisms. The webpage I pulled it from seems fairly comprehensive and legit too.