Do you find it a bit odd that everyone acknowledges this issue but no manufacturer has seen fit to correct it??
|Yes, yes, I know what you're going to say - this falls squarely into the category of "first world problems".|
|I think what happens is that manufacturers design the lighting without accounting for the food load. In this example, there is no light whatsoever getting to most of the shelves in the fridge on the right.|
|Our fridge takes three of those 30-watt incandescent miniature atrocities. Sigh.|
|The CF bulb on top, is an "instant on" 14 watt, 900 lumen bulb (intermediate base), so it actually is compatible with the fridge. You can see here that it looks brighter than the lower two 30 watt bulbs combined. EXCEPT...|
|...CFs don't do well in the cold!! The "instant on" feature did not save it from dimming out as soon as it got chilled. It ended up being worse than the original incandescent.|
- The incandescents are not bright enough
- The LED options marketed to replace the dim incandescents are not bright enough, and
- The CFs start out being bright enough, but cannot maintain their lumens at 38 degrees F (not while operated only intermittently, at least).
|How about a danged light bulb that is actually fit for purpose? That would be enough to satisfy me.|