Artistically and geometrically interesting, lanterns can be strung from corner to corner to bathe a room in light. These spread the illumination and make your watts go farther. Use compact fluorescent bulbs to get the most bang for the buck.
We all know compact fluorescent lights are better for the environment, but their cold, bluish, overly bright light doesn’t do much for a room’s atmosphere. The solution: Envelop fluorescent bulbs in warm, mellowed parchments, and their glow becomes more like an incandescent.These artfully customized paper lanterns do the trick while helping the light cast an ambient glow across an entire room. New smaller, compact fluorescents give off as much light as a 60-watt bulb, but they use only 13 watts of electricity. This sculptural string of lights provides 360 watts of illumination while expending the energy of just 1 standard bulb. -naturalhomemagazine-