Concerned about climate change?
Today is Energy Star Change a Light Day. For the eighth year, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy encourage residents to replace incandescent bulbs with Energy Star-qualified compact fluorescent bulbs.
ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs:Most of the bulbs in my one-bedroom apartment are CFLs, having replaced incandescents during California's rolling blackouts in 2001. My electrical bill shrank and continues to total about $10 a month, and none of the CFLs have burned out. I'm a believer in that technology. Have you tried it?
* use about 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer.
* save about $30 or more in electricity costs over each bulb's lifetime.
* produce about 75 percent less heat, so they're safer to operate and can cut energy costs associated with home cooling.
* are available in different sizes and shapes to fit in almost any fixture, for indoors and outdoors.