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"Be the change you want to see in the world."

"You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result"

- Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Change those incandescent bulbs!

How much money do you think you can save by replacing incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)? You would be surprised. I have changed 30 bulbs in my house so far. I have some lights on dimmers and unfortunately you cannot use compact fluorescent bulbs with dimmers. Not true, just found this: Dimmable CFL bulbs .
  • Money Savings - Compact fluorescent light bulbs typically consume 65% - 75% less electricity than regular light bulbs. And they last up to 10 times longer than regular bulbs. The bottom line is that you’ll save money by replacing standard light bulbs with CFL bulbs.
  • Help the Environment - Most electricity in the U.S. is produced by coal-fired power plants. The problem is that for every kilowatt hour of electricity generated by a coal-fired plant, the EPA estimates that 1.43 lbs of greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere. By switching to energy-saving CFL light bulbs, you lessen greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.
Try the Energy Savings Calculator at One Billion Bulbs. It can help you find out. You just enter the number of bulbs in your household, their wattage, hours used and your state of residence. The Energy Savings Calculator will then display how much money you could save on your electric bill for the year by using compact fluorescent bulbs.

Check out: One Billion Bulbs (they have been flooded by viewers, it may take a few tries)

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