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Save Money With Energy-Efficient Lighting

July 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

In this article we will guide you how to save money with energy efficient lighting. Here are important tips:

These are tough economic times and while the economy is showing some signs of growth, we’re still not out of the woods. Working families across the country are doing whatever they can to save and make every dollar count and make every purchase last a little bit longer.

This post about saving money by using energy-efficient lighting at home is the first of our series on savings, extra income, and financial opportunities tips.

I remember when their was much uproar about big government when some people tried to introduce bills designed to promote energy efficiency with the use of compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) or light emitting diode (LED) lighting. “The government is forcing us to…!” The government is trampling on our…!” These people should really get a grip on reality.

Energy efficient lighting is not about politics. It’s pure economics – efficiency and savings. Efficiency on the way we consume energy as a country and savings on the way we manage our limited buying power at home.

The simple fact is: you save money when you use energy efficient lighting.

Here’s how the math plays out, <a rel=”nofollow” href=”http://www.eereblogs.energy.gov/energysavers/post/Choosing-Energy-Saving-Lighting-Products-Save-You-Money.aspx” target=”blank”>according to Eric Barendsen</a>, a communications specialist and former Presidential Management Fellow with EERE. At present rates, you’re likely paying $6 per year to light a room in your house with a traditional incandescent light bulb. Remember that these old bulbs give off 90% of the electricity they use in the form of heat and only 10% as light. If you replace that bulb with a CFL or LED light, your yearly bill for that same room will come down to just $1.50 or a net savings of $4.50. Now multiply that with the number of rooms or bulbs in your house or office and see how it all adds up.

If you’re not doing anything this weekend, count all those bulbs in your house and head over to your nearest Wal-mart or Target. Replace those obsolete incandescent bulbs and thank me later.

The next time that loud neighbor of your’s swings by, show him your new CFL lights. If he starts on the big government canard, tell him you’ll switch back to the old bulbs if he pays the extra. That should end the argument. Happy saving!

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