Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Earth Day and The July Bulb Switch


July is a way off, Earth Day is a bit closer, but it’s never too early to start planning – and we advocate energy efficiency year-round. Planning for what? As you’ve probably heard by now, you’ll be seeing some changes on the shelves when you shop for light bulbs, starting this summer. It’s a gradual phase-in, but something to be aware of. As a first step, companies will be ending production of traditional 100-watt incandescent bulbs in July, meaning that some of your options will be changing shortly after that.

GE’s website has all you need to know about replacement options, and we’ll sum them up here.
  •  CFLs: Energy-efficient and long-lasting, these bulbs use 75% less power than incandescent.
  •  Energy-efficient Halogen/Incandescents: Meet federal standards for efficiency while providing the closest light output to old incandescent.
  • LEDs: Premium energy efficiency – these can last up to 22 years in your home!
Of course, we’re always here at Bulb Direct to answer any more questions you may have – just get in touch!