Energy Efficient Light Bulbs   

  • Over a year, an energy star light bulb can save approximately $6 in energy bills.

  • Over the course of the light bulbs lifetime, fluorescent bulbs will save a household over $40 compared to the average incandescent light bulb.

  • Fluorescent light bulbs last 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

  • Fluorescent bulbs also produce 75% less heat than average bulbs.

  • In 2007, Americans who switched to fluorescent bulbs saved a combined 1.5 billion dollars, enough energy saved to light all the households in Washington D.C for 30 years.

  • Changing these bulbs removes as much greenhouse gas pollution as planting 2.85 million acres of trees or taking 2 million cars off the road.

Incandescent

Fluorescent

60 Watts

13 Watts

800 Lumens

800 Lumens

750-1000 hours

6000-15,000 hours

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