What’s up with all of the different kinds of light bulbs?

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Have you purchased light bulbs lately? If not, you’re probably like me and unaware of the changes that ‎have been coming.

Beginning January 1, 2014, production of America’s most popular incandescent light bulbs (40 and 60 ‎watt bulbs) has ceased. What does this mean for you and your family? It means energy savings, along ‎with a need to become educated on the new light bulb options.

Traditional incandescent bulbs give off 90% of their energy as heat, which means they’re only 10% ‎efficient. New light bulbs use significantly less energy.‎

Here’s information on the new bulbs currently available. I hope it will help you purchase the bulbs that ‎are right for you and your family AND save on your electric bill

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From Energystar.gov:

“If every American home replaced just one light bulb with an Energy Star certified bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, more than $680 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars.”

Energy Savings Calculator

Information courtesy of West Bend and Energy Star

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