Imagine living through the recent rolling blackouts in California. Or add to the high cost of gas in South Carolina, the high cost of electricity now in effect in Chicago. Have you really thought about living under these conditions? Have you ever considered using the new energy efficient light bulbs? Do you even know about these new bulbs?
Using energy efficient light bulbs would not only by environmentally friendly, but it would be more cost efficient. The regular 60-watt incandescent bulbs burn between 750 to 1,000 hours. These pear shaped bulbs last about three hours a day for a year. They work by heating a filament until it glows giving off light and heat.
If you were to use the equivalent 15 watt compact fluorescent bulb, they use a quarter of the energy, do not produce heat, and last about 10,000 hours or ten times longer. Besides the reduced heat, these unusually shaped bulbs yield about 45 more lumens (measured light output) that a regular 60-watt bulb. While the energy efficient bulbs may cost more than incandescent bulbs initially, in the long run they save money for the customer.
For an example of this savings, go to http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/products/ffclight.htm.
For more information about the new bulbs and how to try to avoid an electricity crisis, go to
To find these products go to http://www.cutthelightbill.com/ or http://www.yousaveenergy.com/.
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