This photo shows a man holding a compact fluorescent bulb in one hand and an incandescent bulb in the other. Comparison shopping can help the consumer find the best price, but he or she must also take in to account bulb life and electricity use.
A torchiere is a type of floor lamp which has an upturned shade, casting light onto the ceiling of a room. The light reflects off the ceiling and effectively lights the entire room. A torchiere uses either fluorescent or halogen light bulbs.