Bright Ideas for Home Lighting

A bright idea for home lighting is changing your light bulbs, an effective step you can take to reduce your electric bill and the greenhouse gases emitted by creating electricity.



Money Saving Lightbulbs
Replacing just one incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent will save you about $30 in electric bills over the life of the bulb and prevent about 500 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
Photo courtesy MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
CFL Bulbs
What a bright idea! It’s true, changing your light bulbs is an easy effective step you can take to save energy and combat climate change.
Photo courtesy MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
CFL Recessed Fixture
Compact fluorescent light bulbs now come in many varieties, such as this bulb for a recessed fixture.
Photo courtesy ERIKA BENTSON
Energy Efficient LED Light
The lights of the future may be energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
Photo courtesy ERIKA BENTSON
Better Fluorescent Lights
Celebrate the savings! Changing to better fluorescent lights saved 25 percent on our electric bill, and gave us 25 percent more light at the offices of Mother Earth News.
Photo courtesy MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
Maximizing Natural Light
Everyone loves natural light, and it saves energy, too! A few simple strategies, such as choosing lighter paint colors, can help you maximize natural light in your home.
Photo courtesy RICK WETHERBEE
Home Lighting Chart
What a bright idea! It’s true, changing your light bulbs is an easy effective step you can take to save energy and combat climate change.
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