Top 5 Reasons Why Now is the Time to Rid your Home of Inefficient Light Bulbs
Pop quiz—how many incandescent light bulbs do you currently have in your home? You may think that you have fully switched over to energy efficient bulb technology, but there could still be energy-wasting bulbs hiding in plain sight in your home. The average house has about 45 sockets or bulbs, and about 60% of them still contain an inefficient bulb! The great news is that ENERGY STAR certified LED light bulbs are now available at the lowest prices ever seen in the market (as low as a dollar!), and can be found in a variety of stores, including bargain retailers like Dollar General and Dollar Tree.
Check out our list of the top reasons to switch out your bulbs and change a light today!
1) It's simple...they save energy and last longer
Did you know? Certified LED bulbs use up to 90% less energy than standard bulbs and last 15 times longer. In comparison, energy-wasting incandescent bulbs are so hot that they literally can cook food (remember the old Easy Bake Oven?), and will burn out after 1000 hours of use (compared to 15,000 hours for a certified LED bulb). With a lifespan of over 13 years, choosing the certified LED is a no-brainer.
2) Saving energy = Saving Money
Did you know? A single light bulb that has earned the ENERGY STAR can save more than $55 in electricity costs over its lifetime. Multiply that $55 by the number of incandescent bulbs in your home, and you will quickly see that it just makes “cents” to replace those old bulbs.
3) ENERGY STAR Certified LED Bulbs > CFL Technology
Some people tried early versions of CFL technology and were left less than impressed. But rest assured that today’s LED technology is light years better than those bulbs. Any bulb that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has been independently certified and undergone extensive testing to ensure that they will save energy and perform as promised. To earn the ENERGY STAR, LED bulbs must demonstrate they can meet consumer expectations, delivering on brightness, color quality, and being able to shine light in all directions.
4) You are too tech savvy to have 19th century technology in your home
It’s hard to believe, but more than 3 billion sockets nationwide are still using the same incandescent technology that Thomas Edison perfected back in the 1800s. Most of us wouldn’t use a television set from 1979, let alone one made one hundred years prior, and your lighting technology deserves the same amount of attention. Jump into the 21st century and pack up those energy zapping bulbs today.
5) It will help you save the planet
You may not be able to leap tall buildings in a singleA single light bulb that has earned the ENERGY STAR prevents, on average, 795 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions over its lifetime.