Don’t you think that getting up in the morning when it is pitch black outside just feels all wrong? It seems like some sort of cruel punishment to force our bodies out of the warmth of our beds while the street lights are still turned on.
And yet, there is something about that moment when I’ve quietly made my way downstairs, focused entirely on getting coffee and getting it quickly, and I reach to turn on the first lamp. It’s almost magical.
I NEVER turn on overhead lights in the morning. Frankly, I refrain from turning them on unless absolutely necessary. My husband may or may not occasionally mutter the word ‘hermit’ under his breath at me. 😉
But, there is just nothing like the soft, slow illumination of a room. Its like the difference between waking your children up by gently rubbing their backs and whispering, “It’s time to wake up honey” and barging in with a bull horn shouting “WAKE UP!”.
I think the only thing that tops turning on lamps in the morning is when I get to turn on the lights of the Christmas tree before everyone in the house wakes up and watch the darkened room begin to glow.
Since I may have a slight lamp obsession (do NOT look in my attic!), it seems like I am constantly buying light bulbs. And when stores started only carrying LED bulbs I have to admit that I wasn’t thrilled.
They just never quite looked the same, you know? And the glow from my lamps wasn’t quite as…well…glowing. It was ruining my early morning mojo.
So I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to try out the Cree LED bulbs. They look and light up just like regular ol’ incandescent bulbs but use 85% less energy and last 25 times longer (yes 25 times!!). And best of all (at least in my book), they don’t take forever to come on. You know what I’m talking about right? So many other LED bulbs do that slow warm up that has you second guessing whether or not you actually flipped the light switch!
I’ll admit, I was a skeptic. I was one of those who was scooping up every last ‘normal’ light bulb I could find thinking that if there was every a light bulb apocalypse, I would be the hero with my fully stocked light bulb bunker.
But, it looks like I’ll have to postpone digging that underground bunker in my back yard because these are amazing!
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As we ‘fall back’ into winter, it’s even more important to keep our homes warm and cozy and whether you’re a hermit like me and love the glow of lamp light or you want to turn on every overhead light you can, using the right kind of bulbs will make all the difference!