Tip Tuesday – Florescent Bulbs

Happy Tuesday all, I’m here with the first ever Tip Tuesday post.  When I have a chance, and new tips to share, I’ll be posting a series of helpful tips in a Tip Tuesday series.  So here it goes with Tip #1: Compact Florescent Bulbs, and how to make the prettier!

I got this tip from a cousin this weekend, but I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet.  She got it from a good friend who works in the theater, apparently this is what lighting designers do for plays, to give the lights different colors.  Who knew?!

So, like to save the environment but hate the harsh white light that CFL light bulbs give off?  Simply buy a bottle of Brown Nail Polish, and paint it all over your bulb!  One coat won’t be too thick to block the light, but now that harsh white light will have to travel through a nice thin brown coat of nail polish, and will come out a lovely soft yellow!

Interested in a funkier look?  Paint it with a different color, like blue or red!  Now you don’t need to spend a fortune on colored light bulbs to get a fun different color.  All you need is a bottle of nail polish and you’re ready to go!!

Beware, let your CFLs cool slightly before unscrewing them, since they can actually get a bit warm when they are on, so you don’t want to burn your fingers in your eagerness to have softer lighting!

I’d love to hear your experiences, so if you try this out, let me know what the results are in the comments section below!

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One Response to Tip Tuesday – Florescent Bulbs

  1. Peaches says:

    no kidding?! What a great tip. I will have to try this –I want to use CFLs all over, but some places it’s just too bright/harsh…this would be super helpful.

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