Replacing Incandescent Bulbs with Compact Fluorescents

Replace your regular light bulbs with the spiral shaped ones.
I did and saved a couple of dollars on my electric bill.
Besides that they last a lot longer. Buy less bulbs so there is a savings there also.

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By Barbara Montag from St Cloud MN

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February 7, 20060 found this helpful

I recommend switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs. These bulbs use 75% less energy than typical light bulbs and they last 10 times longer.

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By debbie (Guest Post)
February 8, 20060 found this helpful

I did this last year and we figured out that we saved $30.00 this year in our electric bill alone not counting the money we saved from not having to keep buying regular light bulbs, was worth the money spent on them

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By shirley (Guest Post)
February 9, 20060 found this helpful

Well you must have been saving already..because when I switched. The first month I seen a $20.00 drop in my bill...boy was I happy...and it is nice that the bulbs last longer..they even sell them now at the aldies..big lots ..and other discount stores

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September 3, 20090 found this helpful

There is a downside of switching to the Fluorescents. You lose all 'heat' previously dispersed by the incandescent. So winters will be just a little costlier due to the additional heating costs, and if you have any items that are UV sensitive (paintings, etc.) the fluorescents will fade the colors over time.

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Museums avoid fluorescent lighting unless 100% UV protected.

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