Thursday, November 14, 2013

Change Your Lightbulbs Cool Globe

Change Your Lightbulbs

Change the world one light bulb at a time! Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) use about 1⁄4 the energy of incandescent bulbs and last 10 times longer. They come in various sizes and fit in standard sockets. Soft white fluorescents give off warm light similar to traditional bulbs. If every American household switched one light bulb to a CFL, it would save enough power to light 2.5 million homes for an entire year. If each family replaced five incandescent bulbs in frequently used rooms, it would be like taking eight million cars off the road. Use lights wisely. Turn them off when you leave a room, and install dimmers, timers, and sensors to reduce unneeded lighting. When replacing fixtures, select energy efficient models. Best of all, use less electricity by taking advantage of natural sunlight. When you change a bulb, will you make it a change for the better?

Artist: Derric Clemmons, "Cool Rays”

P.S. Small changes in the lightbulbs used in many houses can produce positive change in the environment comparable to taking 8 million cars off the road!  Now if that doesn't make you feel like your small changes can make a difference, I don't know what will! - Liam

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