HOW TO CHOOSE ENERGY SAVING LIGHT BULBS – If you are interested in reducing the energy consumption in your home then changing the light bulbs in your home for energy efficient ones will not only reduce the energy that you use it will also help protect the environment and save you a lot of money each year.
Energy saving bulbs are more expensive compared to regular incandescent bulbs, but they do last longer and use considerably less energy. In this guide we provide you with practical advice on the energy saving bulbs available for your home.
As technologies in energy light bulbs has improved so have the choice available to you. You can now buy energy saving bulbs in a variety of sizes, shapes and fittings.
By replacing just 3 regular 100w incandescent bulbs with 3 CFL energy saving bulbs and using 3 hours of lighting a day, the average saving you can make on your energy bills is 43 Euros per year.
Energy Efficient Halogen Bulbs – these types of energy efficient bulbs use up to 30% less electricity and lasts approximately twice as long and you can use them on a dimmer switch.
A CFL bulb uses up to 80% less electricity, lasts ten times longer than a regular bulb. If you are using a dimmer switch then check the packaging to make sure the CFL bulb is compatible.
LED Energy Efficient bulbs are extremely energy efficient and last up to 3 years, based on a average usage of 12 hours per day.
Consider using appropriate lighting around the house and use the correct wattage. Replace all of your light bulbs with new energy saving ones to maximize on the money you can save. If you have any doubts ask at the store where you are buying your new bulbs for help.
As you can see there are a number of energy efficient bulbs to choose from and they are cheap enough to buy. This provides very little excuse not to change over your old incandescent bulbs; which will end up saving you money and energy.
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