compact fluorescent light bulb for a chandelier
Photo: Bill Mazza
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The trademark spirals of CFLs are probably most distracting and out of place on elegant chandeliers. That's why manufacturers such as n:vision now make smaller decorative CFLs encased in frosted glass. With the less-attractive spiral of the bulb hidden, you can save energy without ruining the effect of the fixture. Many come with adapters to ensure a good fit. N:vision's 3-watt candelabra, about $6.47, The Home Depot

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