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Best New Idea: The Lightbulb Test Booth

  • Anyone who’s switched over to spiral CFL bulbs knows that some give pleasantly flattering light—and others make you look like you’re in the final throes of a medieval illness. That’s why we welcome the little test booth at Green Depot: It allows you to see the light a given bulb puts out before you spend hundreds on an energy-saving binge. 222 Bowery, nr. Prince Street; 212-226-0444

From the 2010 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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