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Save Money and Help the Environment by Replacing Your Standard Incandescent Light Bulb with a Compact Fluorescent

February 9, 2007

I’ve always been a believer in compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs. We changed 24 inefficient, standard, incandescent lights bulbs in our house to compact fluorescent. By doing so, we are expected to see a $121.41 annual savings and we have reduced the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere by 2,105 pounds annually. Click here to see how much you could save annually just by changing 1 incandescent light bulb to an energy efficient compact fluorescent.

While searching around last night looking for something to blog about, I discovered a new website www.onebillionbulbs.com. Their goal is to educate people about the cost-saving and environmental benefits of compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs so that individually they save money and collectively they bring about an environmentally-beneficial outcome.

  • Save Money – 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.

This website was launched in November of 2006. Check out some stats of what they have accomplished in such a short period of time. 

One Billion Bulbs Statistics

Learn more about the benefits of compact fluorescent light bulbs. Help promote this cause, it makes economic and environmental sense to take action today.

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