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Friday, September 01, 2006

Illuminating Tip of the Day Week

Next time one of your light bulbs burn out, consider replacing them with flourescent bulbs (CFLs)? They cost a little bit more, but it's worth it.

- They last much longer than regular incandescents (up to 7 or 8 years).

- They use much less electricity than an incandescent bulb to produce the same amount of light. (A 20-watt CFL emits more light than a 60-watt incandescent).

- They don't get as hot, meaning your A/C doesn't have to work as hard, saving even more electricity.

- All this electricity savings means less energy usage, which means less demand and lower prices, not just on electricity but on oil and eventually CFLs themselves.

Wal-Mart is working together with GE to push them into the market and the public consciousness. It's basically a win-win situation. You save money, and you save the planet. Without even having to be a filthy hippie.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jay said...

Wow--these are GREAT. I can't believe I missed some of these links!

05 September, 2006 11:10

 
Blogger Pete said...

Ok, I have one of these things in my office and it sucks. Its not as bright as it claims to be and now after having it a while, it doesn't turn on right away. Sometimes it's 11 when it turns on and I flipped my switch at 8:45. No joke.

02 November, 2006 20:03

 

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