Saving energy by changing out light bulbs, can save hundreds of dollars over a short period of time.
I am in the process of changing out most of our light bulbs, and replacing them with long lasting, compact fluorescent, energy saver bulbs.
I started by replacing the light bulbs in the lamps and fixtures we use most often.
I recently found energy saver appliance bulbs at WalMart. They are for use in appliances, ceiling fans and garage door lights.
I bought a package of three, and replaced the bulb over our stove, and the one in our refrigerator.
The brand I purchased, is Lights of America. The package of three was under $8.00.
The bulbs are 7 watt, which are similar to a normal 40 watt incandescent bulb.
According to the information on the package, it claims I can save $20.00 in energy cost, per bulb (based on one hour of usage per day).
Each bulb is guaranteed to last five years.
On the back of the package, the “Caution” statement says not to use the bulbs where they may be directly exposed to water (electrical shock may occur), or in emergency exit lights or fixtures. They are not to be used with dimmer circuits, nor are they recommended to be used with timers, photocell, and motion control devices. The minimum starting temperature is -20 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you have never used energy saver, compact fluorescent, light bulbs before, when you turn the light(s) on, the light starts out dim. Within a short period of time, they brighten to, what appears to be, the same brightness as a regular incandescent bulb.