One Billion Expected to Celebrate Earth Day! April 22, 2009Posted by Dr. Z Bulbs in cfl, light bulb, compact fluorescent, Environmental Earth Day.
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Zoinks! Its April 22 and its Earth Day
Created United States senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, Earth Day’s reach has spread around the world and is now marked in about 175 countries. So its a good time to think about how you can make a difference and what you use for lighting can make a really big difference. Here are a few facts about what can happen if you change a regular old incandescent light bulb out for a compact fluorescent light bulb.
A compact fluorescent light bulb is an energy efficient alternative for your conventional incandescent bulb. If every American changed just one light bulb in their home to an Energy Star certified compact fluorescent bulb, we would save enough energy to light three million homes for a year. This same action would also eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from the equivalent of 800,000 cars. Just imagine the impact if every American changed every light bulb in their home!
BENEFITS for the Environment:
CFLs are more energy efficient than conventional incandescent light bulbs. They use around 75% less electricity and give off 75% less heat while emitting the same amount of light. Although these energy savers contain 5mg of mercury, when CFLs are properly recycled no mercury is emitted into the environment.
Zoinks! Thats alot of change that can be made by one light bulb switch!
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