Back in 1980, the straight dope column gave an answer about turning light bulbs on and off. In the era of compact flourescent bulbs, I’m wondering if that answer has changed at all.
So, how much power does it take to turn on a compact flourescent bulb? compared to an incandescent? compared to an LED?
Is 15 minutes still the rule of thumb for for turning lights on and off? Meaning, if I expect to want the light back on within 15 minutes, I should just leave it on.
Thanks for the help. I have not been able to find any online resources that answer my questions.