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Join the Lighting Revolution

The EPA is calling upon Americans to change their conventional light bulbs to compact fluorescent lighting in celebration of the eighth annual Energy Star Change a Light Day today. We at renovateyourworld.com have long been big fans of CFLs and are happy to see they have moved from the fringe to the mainstream, up from 5 percent of the lighting market at the beginning of the decade to approximately 20 percent in 2007. What's in it for you? A single CFL can save about $30 or more in electrical costs over its lifetime in comparison to an incandescent bulb. Because CFLs are so efficient, they significantly reduce the amount of fossil fuels required to be burned to power them; a single CFL can keep 200 pounds of coal from being burned. As part of the campaign, the EPA is asking people to take the Energy Star pledge, which introduces more things people can do to save money, energy and fight global warming.


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A Bright Idea

10/01/2008 09:17 AM 697295a

We have changed all our bulbs (over 30+) in our home to the CFLs). So when you consider each bulb is worth 200 lbs of coal, we just saved over 3 tons of coal.

If we all pitch in, it will really add up.


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incandesent lights

10/05/2008 09:07 AM flash385

I have replaced most of our househoid lights with these lights. We have realized savings,but have concerns with mercury contents if broken.

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Lighting Revolution

10/08/2008 02:23 PM Hondavan

200 pounds of coal per bulb?
That smacks of rather creative math.
But many Greenies don't seem to care.

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