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Brighten your home, lighten your energy bill

Saving money on your electricity bill is sometimes as simple as changing a light bulb. Upgrading 15 of the inefficient incandescent light bulbs in your home could save you about $50 per year.

Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs use about 75–80 percent less energy than traditional bulbs.
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) use about 75 percent less energy than traditional bulbs.

What you should know:

  • LEDs also last up to 25 times longer than the traditional incandescent bulbs they replace.
  • They come in a variety of colors, and some are dimmable or offer convenient features such as daylight and motion sensors.
  • LEDs work well indoors and outdoors because of their durability and performance in cold environments.
  • While LEDs are more expensive, they still save money because they last a long time and have very low energy use.

What you should know:

  • Because they use less electricity than traditional incandescents, typical CFLs can pay for themselves in less than nine months, and then start saving you money each month.
  • A CFL uses about one-fourth the energy and lasts 10 times longer than a comparable traditional incandescent bulb that puts out the same amount of light.
  • If you are looking for a dimmable bulb, check the package to make sure you purchase a CFL with that feature.
  • Fluorescent bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, and they should always be recycled at the end of their lifespan.





















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