CFLs last ten times longer than incandescent bulbs.
Save Energy with Lighting
- Turn off lights when you are not using them.
One 100 watt bulb left on all night costs about $25 over 12 months.
- Switch from incandescent to compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).
Why? CFLs last ten times longer than incandescent bulbs, and use about a
fourth as much electricity. After all, 90% of the energy used by an
incandescent bulb is wasted as heat - only 10% is converted to light.
The EPA estimates that a typical household would save $80 each year by
switching to CFLs throughout the house.
- Try compact fluorescent bulbs in hard-to-reach fixtures.
You won't have to replace them for about 5 years!
- Replace halogen torchiere lights.
Energy Star labeled compact fluorescent torchieres. They're cheaper to operate and safer to use.
- Keep bulbs clean
Dust can cut light output by a much as 25%.
- Check sales especially during National Energy Month in October - stores often have sale prices for fluorescent bulbs.
Last updated July 12, 2015