Saving The Planet, One Lightbulb at a time

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executive Realty

 

Electric lighting burns up to 25% of the average home lighting budget. Switching from standard incandescent bulbs to energy efficient will save about $30 or more in electrical costs over each bulbs lifetime. They also use about 75% less energy and last 10 times longer!

 

Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) are mini versions of full sized fluorescents. They screw into standard light sockets and give off light that looks like standard incandescent light. The lighting actually looks warm and inviting.

 

Although they cost a bit more initially, in the long run, they save money. Who doesn't want to save money these days?

 

Since these bulbs use less electricity, they help prevent greenhouse gas emissions that lead to global climate change.

 

These bulbs can be used in family rooms, living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, and outdoors.

 

I can't think of any reason not to switch to CFL, can you?

                                                      

                                              http://www.withamymac.com/news/2008/06/25/cfl-lightbulb-recycling-its-easy/

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Rainmaker
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Richard Stabile
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REMAX real estate associates

I have been using them for a while. I just havn't found a good dimmer.

Richard

February 12, 2009 11:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Eileen Begley
Monterey Real Estate
Coldwell Banker, DelMonte

Overall they are great and you are right they do save alot of energy. But the do change the light color so don't use them everywhere.

February 12, 2009 11:59 PM
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Bill Gassett
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
RE/MAX Executive Realty

Saving energy is certainly important but those lights are the pitts as far as the type of light they give off.

February 13, 2009 07:04 AM
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Tina Maraj
Fullerton, California Real Estate 714-403-7901
RE/MAX North Orange County

Great point. I have switched and I love it. I feel better about leaving my lights on.

February 13, 2009 10:01 AM
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Lise Howe
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
Keller Williams Capital Properties

And this is on the Facebook blog because......... Wait -maybe the lightbulb is going to go on and I will understand. No, I don't.

February 13, 2009 09:00 PM
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