Saving the World, One Light Bulb at a Time


Recent reports about the new energy-saving, compact fluorescent bulbs indicate that if every household across the country swaps just one 60 watt incandescent bulb with a fluorescent replacement that uses just 13 watts, it could save 13 million barrels of oil.

For those of you who haven't tried these bulbs yet, they don't flicker like the fluorescents of old, and cast a nice yellowish light. In addition to saving energy (and money), they supposedly last 10 times longer than standard incandescents.

I hear Walmart is selling these bulbs at a discount, but I get mine at Costco, where I believe the prices are even lower. An eight-pack of Philips 60 watt replacements costs $11.19, or around $1.40/bulb, and a four pack of 100 watt replacements that consume only 23 watts each, goes for $7.99, or $1.99/bulb.

Highly recommended.
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