How many smart homeowners does it take to change a light bulb? Just one if it’s you and you want a bulb that lasts longer and uses less electricity than the one you’re using now. Just by changing the bulbs in your five most frequently used light fixtures to Energy Star lighting – such as compact fluorescent bulbs — you can save more than $60 annually in energy costs. Although compact fluorescent bulbs cost a bit more, they also last up to 10 thousand hours and can save you up to 9 dollars a year. That adds up when you consider how many bulbs are in your house.
Have you guessed what fixtures are typically the most used? If you guessed the kitchen ceiling light, the living room or family room table and floor lamps, the bathroom vanity and the outdoor porch or post lamp, you’re right. Energy Star qualified lighting uses 2/3 less energy than traditional lighting and lasts 6 to 10 times longer. You truly don’t have to be in the dark to save on your electric bill.