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All of us like to save money. It's even better if we're saving energy, while saving money. One way to save both is by choosing the right kind of energy saver bulbs for your home. Light bulbs that carry the ENERGY STAR label have met the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s strict energy efficiency guidelines.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy describe the savings related to the ENERGY STAR compact fluorescent light bulb. These energy saver bulbs can reduce your electricity bill by $40 over the lifetime of the bulb. In addition, these energy saver bulbs use about 75 percent less energy than the standard incandescent bulbs and last as much as 10 times longer than standard bulbs. The ENERGY STAR compact fluorescent bulb creates about 75 percent less heat than a standard bulb. This lower heat makes it safer to operate and means that it has less impact on home cooling costs.
For the wise consumer looking to cut the electricity bill while saving energy too, these energy saver bulbs are the smart purchase.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|