Weekly Sustainability Tip: CFLs Use Less Electricity, Save Money and the Environment

Weekly Sustainability Tip:

CFLs Use Less Electricity, Save Money and the Environment

Save money by switching out incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).

The average incandescent bulb uses 60 watts while the average CFL uses 13-25 watts. CFLs reduce fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions. They even last 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs!

According to the United States Census, there are about 7,500 households in Los Alamos County. If every household replaced just one light with a CFL, the energy saved could power 401 houses for a week!

Start using CFLs – they use less electricity, saving your wallet and the environment.

Sustainability Tip provided by the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division

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