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Energy Efficient Lighting

Ace December 3, 2011 0

Energy saving light bulbs last up to 6 times as long as a standard light bulb, so you change your bulbs less often. Also, With Energy saving light bulbs you can save up to 80% energy compared to a standard light bulb.

One key point is that if every American home replaced just one light bulb with an energy efficient light bulb, we would save enough energy to light 3 million homes for a year. This would than save about $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent 9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year, which equivalent to those from about 800,000 cars.

Choosing the right light bulb can help save you energy dollars. Deciding between compact fluorescent light bulbs, halogen light bulbs, or LED light bulbs can make more sense when you know what to look for.

Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) and Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs have revolutionized energy-efficient lighting.

CFLs are simply miniature versions of full-sized fluorescents. They screw into standard lamp sockets, and give off light that looks similar to the common incandescent bulbs. They are not like the fluorescent lighting we associate with factories and schools.

LEDs are small, yet, very efficient solid bulbs.New LED bulbs are grouped in clusters with diffuser lenses which have broadened the applications for LED use in the home. LED technology is advancing rapidly, with many new bulb styles available. Initially more expensive than CFLs, LEDs bring more value since they last longer. Also, the price of LED bulbs is going down each year as the manufacturing technology continues to improve.



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