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An LED lightbulb on a bed of leaves.Did you know that by using LED light bulbs instead of regular light bulbs, you can lower your lighting bill by 75%? Also lighting is about 12% of your electric bill. (The rest is ac, heat, and appliances).

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I called my electric company and found they sold some in the office, but I found the same bulbs for less on Amazon that I ordered. It has only been one billing cycle so far, but my bill was $25 less than last months and $30 less than this time last year. I only replaced those in the downstairs portion of the house, which are on the most. Next month I hope to buy some more to put in the bedrooms and then the following month, in the basement.

The bulbs are more expensive, but also have a warranty that comes with them. They last approximately 20 years (longer than many marriages!), and each bulb averages a savings of $198 over its lifetime. For my entire house, that's 67 bulbs - and will amount to a lot of savings. If a bulb fails, they will replace it free or refund the amount spent on it.

Check what is available in your area-don't forget the sales at Lowe's and Home Depot where they are often on sale as well.

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February 14, 20150 found this helpful

Great, but remember not to use them in anything to do with garage openers.

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August 11, 20151 found this helpful

That info is so wrong. The expensive bulbs save only a little power and don't warrant the extra expense. Also they last anywhere from 6 mos to a year. When they burn out, it's nothing like losing the thin element of a regular bulb.

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It melts the glass and exposes everyone to mercury. I'd bet money it's not written on the package about the mercury.

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October 8, 20180 found this helpful

Joan, you got the pig tail fluorescents mixed up with this.
LED bulbs don't have mercury.
The LED bulbs are about as expensive now as the pigtails were, when they were new.
LED bulbs CAN be used in combination with garage doors and motion detectors, and they work fine even at -40 on my front door motion detector. Pigtail lamps don't turn on well outside in winter.
Have FUN!
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August 12, 20152 found this helpful

Joan, you are thinking of CFLs. THEY are the bulbs with the mercury. LEDs do not have mercury.

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April 25, 20161 found this helpful

I have almost all LEDs now. First I replaced each incandescent with CFLs as the old ones burned out. Then those with LEDs,which I bought extra when on sale.

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October 8, 20180 found this helpful

I live in TN, and I actually found these bulbs in the Dollar Tree near my home. They were the 40W equivalent, but that works for me.

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October 8, 20180 found this helpful

They are available in higher wattage at Home Depot, and probably Amazon too. However, if you try to replace a 150 Watt workshop or dance hall light, you will have to get a Y adapter that turns one socket into two.

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Just like 150 Watt incandescent bulbs are getting very hard to find, because there is limited demand, it is the same with the high range of LED bulbs. You will have to do some nagging for them to stock them.
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