Danielle Stewart provides cost and lighting factors on CFLs and LEDs to help us make intelligent choices.

"Choosing the right light bulb could drastically reduce your power bills and positively affect the environment, but with so many light bulb options on the market, knowing which one to choose can be difficult. Below is a simple comparison between incandescent, compact fluorescent (CFL) and light-emitting diode (LED) to help you decide which is right for you.

Efficiency

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about both compact fluorescent and LED lighting in homes. In fact, a recent survey found that 74% of US households have at least one energy efficient light source in them. Did you know that older incandescents, or traditional light bulbs are only 10% efficient?1 Meaning that only 10% of the electricity they use is transferred into light and the rest is turned into heat. From a cost standpoint this is not a very efficient way to light your home. Luckily, people have started to realize that energy efficiency is the wave of the future and if they want to save money on their electricity costs and help save the planet, they have to make some changes around their home. Now more than ever LED and CFL’s are available everywhere you shop, even in most grocery stores. Making the transition from outdated incandescents to LED’s and CFL’s easy."...read more http://greenremodelforum.com/GRF/blog/?p=146

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