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CFL Bulbs

Compact Flourescent (CFL) bulbs work differently from incandescent. They are much more energy efficient and save you money. You probably also heard that CFLs have mercury. Yes, they do. But it is only a small amount of vapor. The mercury amounts help generate ultraviolet light that begins the process of making light visible.  


Can CFL bulbs help you save money? Most definitely!


Follow these tips and you’ll be getting the light you need at a much lower cost:


  • Determine how much lighting you need in each room of your home 
  • Think in “lumens,” not “watts”
  • Use lights and lamps with the Energy Start label
  • Use the bulb only as recommended
  • What kind of mood do you want? Warm or cool? Read the bulb label and packaging for instructions.


 
LED Bulbs

Light Emitting Deode (LED) bulbs are extremely energy efficient. They still cost a bit more, but that’s beginning to change, and prices are dropping. Fact is - because LED bulbs last so much longer, you’ll actually save more money in the long run.

But hold on - before you go to the store and buy enough LED lights to replace every light bulb in your home, keep in mind that LED lights are best used for directional light. That’s why you see them used in spotlights. Use them as replacements for desk lamps or for spot lighting.

You may have heard that the old-fashioned incandescent light bulb has been banned. And you may be under the impression that you can’t use those old bulbs any more. But man, oh man, how you miss their glow!


Let’s take alook at what’s really happening in the world of lightbulbs ...

 

The Old-Fashioned Incandescent Bulbs

The U.S. Congress passed legislation that is intended to help homes and businesses save energy. This requires that our light bulbs have to use 30 percent less energy and meet minimal standards. But that doesn’t mean you have to throw your old lightbulbs away.

Instead, light bulb manufacturers just can’t make certain classes of incandescent bulbs after certain dates. Some will continue to be manufactured and produced, including 3-way incandescent bulbs, decorative bulbs, reflectors and bulbs for appliances such as your refrigerator.

Plug In With CFL or LED Light Bulbs.
Save Energy. Save Money!

  CFL Bulb ...

Sources: GE Lighting, Energy Star, National Geographic, CNET, 4Ever LED.

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  The Old Fashioned Bulb ...

 

  CFL and LED bulbs give you the

  same brightness  for LOTS LESS !!!


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