Green Is In!!!
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
Why Go Green?
Top 10 Reasons
- You'll increase your home value
- The energy savings will add up
- You'll save money on your water bill too
- Green homes are durable
- You'll breathe better air
- You'll get more done
- Your project will create less construction waste
- Green homes persevere their surroundings
- Green homes are designed to be adaptable
- Conserving resources is a top priority
Compact Fluorescent bulbs last 5 to 10 years!
What are compact fluorescent bulbs made of?
A CFL bulb is made of glass, a ceramic and metal base, a luminous powder called
phosphor, and a small amount of mercury.
Incandescent light bulbs' energy is 90% heat and 10% light, while CFLs generate their light more directly with 10% light and 30% heat.
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs last about 10 times longer than the typical light bulb!
Why are compact fluorescent bulbs environmentally friendly?
It uses roughly 75% less energy than other light bulbs, requiring you less wattage for the same amount of light. The lower energy needs of these bulbs can benefit your home's energy budget and the environment.
How much does it cost?
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs are around $2.53 per light bulb, while regular light bulbs are about $1.17 per bulb.
If you switched all the lights in your house to compact fluorescent bulbs you would roughly save $225 a year!
Where are they made?
If every home in America replaced just one incandescent light bulb with a CFL, we would save enough energy every year to light 3 million homes and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from about 800,000 cars!!