Fast Feng Shui : Change Out Your Light Bulbs!

Feb 10, 2013 | Sensory Goodness


(Felix Gonzalez-Torres)

Changing your light bulbs is very transformative. Your mood, your energy & even your finances and health can improve with better light!  I advocate change light bulbs as they burn out if possible, so that you are not creating unnecessary waste….but as they burn out, swap your light bulbs for better ones!

What qualifies as a better light bulb? I have to say, I have yet to find a single light bulb that has the “coil” shape that is energy efficient that makes me feel anything but dizzy and sad. The color of light they emit os “off” so we see everything “off” color.  Its like living in a badly filtered Instagram photo.

But… there are “coil” energy efficient bulbs covered in glass that look like a normal light bulb(and they are cheaper, in my experience) that are both Earth-friendly and beautiful in their light.  I am generalizing, but I think I’ve spotted a trend with this light bulb manufacturing.  I actually have found the grocery store/drugstore brands  of energy efficient bulbs that look like standard light bulbs in almost every store I’ve been in are far superior to the “exposed coil” bulbs. If you experiment, please let me know if you notice the same.

Oh, and about the light: full-spectrum bulbs are my ultimate, but you can get ones that are warm or cool.  The cool ones will make you feel like you are living in an X-Ray machine.  Not cool at all. I stick with warm!  If you swap out bulbs over time you will watch your home transform.  Light really shapes space!


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