Energy efficient lights have many advantages over the old fashioned incandescent lights. Your home can pollute the environment more than your car if you are using them! The average American home is responsible for twice as many greenhouse emissions as their car.
Lighting consumes approximately 22% of the electrical power generated in the United States. Energy efficient lights are good for you and good for the environment.
Depending upon the application and type of your energy efficient lights, they could last up to 16 times longer than conventional bulbs. And they use about 75% less electricity. They are safer, cooler, and produce even lighting.
Why if every American replaced 5 heavily used lights in their home with energy efficient lights we could save around 8 billion dollars a year in energy costs! Typically the most used lights are in the family room, living room, kitchen, and the outdoor lights. Yes, replace those porch and post lights with energy efficient lights.
Energy efficient lights have come a long way. They are available in cool white, soft white, daylight, and dimming, just to name a few. A word of caution on fixtures with dimming capabilities. Regular energy efficient lights will not work in them. You would have to buy a special bulb made for that application, and even then there is no guarantee that they will work. Save your receipt and check the store’s return policy before purchasing.
How many energy efficient lights does it take to make a difference?