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One in six homes have no energy-efficient lighting - EECA

posted Apr 6, 2012, 7:11 PM by ema-1 ema-1
"Replacing five of the most-used standard light bulbs with five-energy efficient bulbs could save a household about $100 a year. "Consumers may be thinking they're getting a good deal by paying $1 for a traditional light bulb rather than $8 for an energy-efficient bulb, but the reality is that a standard 100W bulb is going to cost you a lot more to run in the first year alone. An energy-efficient bulb could also last up to six times longer."

A $1 standard incandescent 100W light bulb costs $25 a year to run, while an $8 CFL costs $5 over the same period.

Consumer magazine ran an efficient bulb test last year and recommended the Philips Tornado, the GE Entice and the Ecobulb as the top three green bulbs that did not fail long-life testing and were brighter than standard 100W bulbs"

Full story: http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/6704901/Lighting-your-world-with-ecobulbs
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