All About Change a Light Day
Have you heard of Change a Light Day? Created in 1999, the nationwide, ENERGY STAR-sponsored campaign is designed to bring people and companies together in an effort to save energy and combat global warming. This year, Change a Light Day will fall on Sunday, October 4.
One of the easiest ways to conserve energy is to switch out older light bulbs for more energy efficient types. ENERGY STAR has made it easy to identify which light bulbs are most efficient — just look for the label! For the more curious types, here’s a breakdown of the energy efficiency of LED, CFL and incandescent bulbs, courtesy of Mother Nature Network:
LED bulbs produce 90 to 112 lumens per watt. Compact fluorescent lamps produce 40 to 70 lumens per watt, and traditional incandescent bulb fixtures only produce 10 to 17 lumens per watt. So, from a purely scientific point of view, LEDs are the most energy-efficient bulbs.
Upgrading old light bulbs isn’t only good for the environment — it’s also better for your wallet. While you may pay more up front for some more efficient light bulbs, they last much longer that traditional ones. Plus, they use less electricity, so you can expect lower monthly utility bills.
Looking for more ways to conserve energy? At Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric, we offer a wide variety of electrical services that can help slash your energy usage. Give us a call today to find out more:
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