Energy Efficient Lighting Is Possible

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Bargain shopping is an advantage because you're getting the same quality for a lower price. Especially in CT where it seems gas prices are all over the place, those bargains are essential! But, is that always the case and do all items require the same quality? Sometimes we can give up on the quality to save a buck or two. You know? We can switch toilet paper brands, but sometimes the sale isn't always worth the buy. Don't just buy any brand of light bulb. Although a light bulb isn't the most extravagant purchase, it consumes more energy than you'd think.

Don't just try and save money on the purchase, save money on your energy bills!

Energy Efficient Light Bulbs are Worth the Buy!

When you really think about it, a light bulb should be pretty inexpensive and they should last way longer. Well, you're opinions do matter. Try to trust your opinions, sure you may not be an expert, but you're the one who understands your needs and wants the best. So let the manufacturers know.

When it comes to light bulbs, though seemingly minuscule home products, they're pretty detrimental to home energy savings. ENERGY STAR is just one of the companies committed to helping homeowners save money on their energy bills while lessening the homeowners' carbon footprint. That's what's most important, right?

Actually, by purchasing a qualified energy efficient compact Fluorescent (CFL) or a Light-Emitting Diode (LED) light bulb, you'll be contributing to the efforts aimed to counter climate change. These eco-friendly, energy saving products will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in CT!

Such greenhouse gasses include; carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide-- all of which contribute to the degradation of the atmosphere and development of hazards such as global warming.

The Energy Saving Qualified CFL Bulb

Compared to regular light bulbs or even a CFL bulb that is not a certifiable energy saver, a CFL energy saving qualified bulb has a lot to offer-- with a big savings of 75 percent!

These bulbs use 75 percent less energy and produce 75 percent less heat than the standard bulb. They also last about ten times longer and save on cooling costs. How can they help lower cooling costs? Well, they emit a much lower amount of heat, thus produce less heat in your home.

Just as the temperature in your home rises when you turn on the oven, it'll rise if you're using your lights a lot as well.

The Energy Saving Qualified LED Bulb

This particular group of energy saving bulbs will last about 25,000 hours, which will amount to potentially 21 years of use! ENERGY STAR says that their qualified LED bulbs will provide light to your child's room from the first day in the nursery to the day he/she graduates from college.

Can you imagine a bulb that lasts 15 times longer than most and uses little energy and heat? The LED energy saving qualified bulb is the one for you! They outlast the CFL bulb and are durable enough to function outside and in cold temperatures.

Choosing the Best Bulb

Since you most likely want the bulbs that offer the highest energy savings, then you want an ENERGY STAR qualified bulb. It'll last longer, emit less heat, and withstands some potentially damaging situations. With ENERGY STAR labeled products, you know what you buy because their products must meet a specific list of requirements.

Above all, by purchasing energy efficient light bulbs, you can save an estimated $70 a year!
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A home energy audit done by your local Connecticut Dr. Energy Saver will show you where you're losing the most energy and where you'll see the biggest return, whether it's finding more energy efficient lighting in CT, insulation, or home appliances.

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This article was published on 2010/11/02