Thursday, October 13, 2005

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

I was reading Mr. Electricity's website the other day and was trying to figure out a way to save some power. I thought that compact fluorescent bulbs would be a good way to start. I surfed over to energy star's website and discovered that the 2 bulbs needed for the 2 lamps in my living room would pay for themselves in 5 months and would save $44 per year. Now my mom and I are on a kick to replace as many of our light bulbs as possible with CFL's. I really can't see a downside to these bulbs. Take for example the ones I bought today. They replaced 50-100-150 bulbs and they use 11-20-26 watts. Now they only produce the equivalent to 50-75-105 watts of incandescent light, but its more than enough to read by. I would suggest reading Mr. Electricity's website. I'm sure everyone could save some money.

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