Wal-Mart is officially releasing its own brand of compact fluorescent light bulb. Cheaper is certainly better for these things, as American consumers still haven't widely adopted the bulbs. Reasons as to why? They're more expensive (though save money in the long run) they're shaped funny, and their light isn't as pleasant (which, as far as I can tell, is complete B.S.)
Anyhow, Wal-Mart is trying to nip away at that first problem by cutting out the middle man and producing its own brand of the bulbs. The "Great Value" brand CFLs will be about 25% cheaper, though no word on the quality. I've had problems with CFLs from Wal-Mart before. Certainly, no one will be happy with their weird new bulbs if they don't work properly.
Wal-Mart's plans to sell 100 million of these things by the end of 2007 might be in jeopardy, because of low adoption rates, but we'll have to wait and see. No doubt, we'll know by the end of the year.
written by Hank, September 21, 2007
Name brands are better
written by Ron W., September 21, 2007
Hope this comes to the UK
written by Nick, September 23, 2007
I'm Going With LEDs
written by Bill sawyers, February 05, 2013
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