26 Sep '12, 10pm

What simple measure can save as much as 12% annually on your energy bill? Let us enlighten you:

What simple measure can save as much as 12% annually on your energy bill? Let us enlighten you:

Did you know that 50% to 70% of the world’s lights are still tired old incandescent bulbs? They account for 2.5% of the world’s energy consumption. Chances are, you’re probably using them in your home right now. If so, consider making a change. If the USA changed all its incandescent bulbs to ENERGY STAR certified compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) , it would save 80 terawatt hours (twh) every year. Replacing on a global scale would achieve an annual CO2 reduction of 230 million tons. And a change to energy efficient lighting would still mean the same amount of visible light in your home; in fact, your smile will be brighter when the utility bill arrives. Compact fluorescent light bulbs use one quarter to one third of the power an old fashioned equivalent would need. They produce 50 – 70 lumens per watt, compared with a mere 10 – 17. But how much will this change cost?...

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