Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Sep 21 2006

I think I’ve finally swapped out all my regular bulbs to CFL’s…

Intresting quotes from this article:

  • The single greatest source of greenhouse gases in the United States is power plants–half our electricity comes from coal plants.
  • What that means is that if every one of 110 million American households bought just one ice-cream-cone bulb, took it home, and screwed it in the place of an ordinary 60-watt bulb, the energy saved would be enough to power a city of 1.5 million people. One bulb swapped out, enough electricity saved to power all the homes in Delaware and Rhode Island. In terms of oil not burned, or greenhouse gases not exhausted into the atmosphere, one bulb is equivalent to taking 1.3 million cars off the roads.
  • Swirl bulbs don’t just work, they pay for themselves. They use so little power compared with old reliable bulbs, a $3 swirl pays for itself in lower electric bills in about five months.

How Many Lightbulbs Does it Take to Change the World? One. And You’re Looking At It.

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