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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Richard Stabile
REMAX real estate associates - Woodcliff Lake, NJ
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I have been using them for a while. I just havn't found a good dimmer.

Richard

Feb 12, 2009 11:11 PM #1
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Eileen Begley
Coldwell Banker, DelMonte - Carmel, CA
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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.

Feb 12, 2009 11:59 PM #2
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

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

Feb 13, 2009 07:04 AM #3
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Tina Maraj
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Great point. I have switched and I love it. I feel better about leaving my lights on.

Feb 13, 2009 10:01 AM #4
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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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.

Feb 13, 2009 09:00 PM #5
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