Save Money with a Light Bulb Makeover in Your Home for the New Year #GELighting
2013 is here, which means it’s a new year with new goals! One of those goals is to build our savings. I don’t know about you, but utility bills can be a piece of mail I dread opening, especially around the holidays. With a big family, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone from room to room turning off lights. While I can’t guarantee that the lights are always turned off when not being used, I can choose a light bulb that I know will save me money. This is where GE energy-efficient light bulbs come into play!
This month, new legislative changes will change what light bulbs can be manufactured and sold. GE energy-efficient soft white light bulbs will be the closest available alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs. In our home, we chose the GE CFL spiral bulbs. We replaced them throughout our home. I paid especially close attention to the wattage, as that determined the brightness of the light that would be emitted. We changed the bulbs in our family room, the kitchen, and the bedrooms – replacing the traditional incandescent bulbs with Energy Smart Spiral C. In the bedrooms, we replaced the light bulbs with the Energy Smart Dimmable CFL Spiral Bulb.
The GE CFL Spiral Bulbs save us both money and energy. They last 10 times longer and use 75% less energy than 75w standard incandescent helping us to save $60 on energy over the life of the bulb. The light that was emitted from the spiral bulb was both brighter and saving us money. I really like that!! That is a sure way to help us achieve our goal of building our savings this year!
When you go to purchase your Energy Smart Light Bulbs, you’ll notice there are both Soft White bulbs or Daylight bulbs to choose from. You’ll want the Soft White bulbs for a warm soft look and the Daylight bulbs for a cooler, more natural color. If I am studying or focusing, I prefer the Daylight bulbs, whereas if it is an area in my home that I would like to relax, I choose the Soft White bulbs.
Are you ready to give your home a light bulb makeover? Do you want to know how much you would save by switching to the energy efficient light bulbs? Be sure to check out the Energy Saving Calculator. Be sure to follow GE on Twitter and Facebook.
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