Bright Ideas for Home Lighting

Better lights are the No. 1 way to save money and energy. Why? Because changing your light bulbs is an easy, effective step you can take to reduce your electric bill and the greenhouse gases emitted by creating electricity.



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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.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
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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.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
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Compact fluorescent light bulbs now come in many varieties, such as this bulb for a recessed fixture.
ERIKA BENTSON
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The lights of the future may be energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
ERIKA BENTSON
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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.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
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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.
RICK WETHERBEE
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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.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER











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