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Brighten your home, lighten your energy bill

Saving money on your electricity bill is sometimes as simple as changing a light bulb. Upgrading 15 of the inefficient incandescent light bulbs in your home could save you about $50 per year.

LEDs
Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs use about 75–80 percent less energy than traditional bulbs.
CFLs
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) use about 75 percent less energy than traditional bulbs.

What you should know:

  • LEDs also last up to 25 times longer than the traditional incandescent bulbs they replace.
  • They come in a variety of colors, and some are dimmable or offer convenient features such as daylight and motion sensors.
  • LEDs work well indoors and outdoors because of their durability and performance in cold environments.
  • While LEDs are more expensive, they still save money because they last a long time and have very low energy use.

What you should know:

  • Because they use less electricity than traditional incandescents, typical CFLs can pay for themselves in less than nine months, and then start saving you money each month.
  • A CFL uses about one-fourth the energy and lasts 10 times longer than a comparable traditional incandescent bulb that puts out the same amount of light.
  • If you are looking for a dimmable bulb, check the package to make sure you purchase a CFL with that feature.
  • Fluorescent bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, and they should always be recycled at the end of their lifespan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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