Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Go Green with Energy Efficient Lighting!

With Earth Day just a month away, we wanted to focus on energy efficiency. Lighting is a great, easy way to make a big change that is great for the environment and can help save you money on your electric bill. Here are just a few reasons why it is cool to be green.

Environmental Impact - Switching to compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) is a great way to reduce energy consumption. You can trade a 60 watt incandescent bulb for a 13 watt CFL and save over 75% in energy consumption. In Bermuda, lighting accounts for over 10% of energy consumption in homes and 28% in businesses according to the Bermuda Energy Green Paper, published February 2009. Reduced energy consumption means using fewer natural and imported resources.

Free Stock Photo: A green recycle symbol on a white background.Lower Electric Bill - Yes, CFLs are good for the environment. But, they are also great for your electric bill. Your electric bill is based on cost per kilowatt hours. Fewer watts means less money out of your wallet.
Changing Light Bulbs Less Often - Is that bulb out again? If you have incandescent bulbs, they only last for about 750 hours. CFLs last from 5000 to 10,000 hours per bulb. This means you have to purchase fewer bulbs AND change them less often - especially those bulbs way out of reach!
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