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Sunday, March 29, 2009

ED2EH Day Two: Buy CFLs

Now that your lights are back on, replace them with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), which require only 25% of the electricity used by incandescent bulbs. According to the federally backed Energy Star program, if every household in the U.S. replaced one light bulb with an Energy Star-qualified compact fluorescent bulb, it would equal removing 1 million cars from the road. CFLs are more expensive initially, but because they last so long, they end up saving you money. Especially target the 60W to 100W bulbs you use several hours a day. To learn more about CFLs and to find out where to purchase them, visit the Energy Star Web site.

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