Additionally, my concern with the CFLs is that for many children and adults with autism or other learning differences, these lights flicker, buzz, and create a poor spectrum of light with which to process visual information. This has been a long standing problem in most facilities already due to the fluorescent lighting in ceilings. Without the ability to offer lamp light of incandescent bulbs, or natural light from windows, we will not be able to accommodate this for the kids who need it as easily. Just because they make CFLs in blue light spectrum now doesn’t mean that will solve all of the issues the bulbs cause for many individuals. You know the usual cliché applies here: one size doesn’t fit all.
So, I realize that hoarding incandescent bulbs is a short term answer to this problem. It will, however, give me time to learn more about all of the alternatives and how they affect the kids who learn differently. Maybe that will work for you as well.
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