Radio goes shopping, again! - $20 mattress pad and a fix for harsh ceiling fan lights
Having been somewhat depressed by the high cost of mattress pads, I had considered going to a fabric store and buying a 60" x 80" piece of 1/2" foam. I pretty much like the RV mattress we have, especially the fact that it is heated.
While at Target this week I came across a "Comfy Foam" mattress pad. Queen size is $20, full is $15 and twins are even less. The foam surface has those tiny "egg crate" dimples. After a brief "test rest" I think this is just what we needed.
Also I have been muttering under my breath about the harshness of the light from our ceiling fan. I had been looking for some time for a softer light, possibly a frosted bulb to replace the original halogen spots with.
At Home Depot I came across this solution: A GU-10 based compact fluorescent replacement. This bulb draws only 7 watts (rather than 35 - 50) and produces very little heat, which might be nice on a hot summer night and reduces load on park supplies and generators.
As with many CF bulbs, the light is dim and purple-ish until the bulb warms up. I like the softer, not quite as bright (almost!) light. Some what pricey at about $8 each.
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