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Eco Friendly Home Illumination

The Power of Eco Friendly Home Illumination.


Changing a light bulb maybe is a simple - sometimes annoying- thing to do. But did you know,  if you choose the right bulb, this simple thing can make you a hero to both the environment and your wallet, as it saves energy up to 90%. This is some other heroic facts when you change your old traditional to an energy-saving bulb like Compact Fluorescent Bulb (CLF) or Light Emitting Diodes (LED)  :

The average household uses 11% of its energy budget for lighting. Using new lighting technologies can reduce lighting energy use in your home by 50% to 75%.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

  • Replacing one incandescent light bulb with an energy-saving compact fluorescent bulb means 1,000 pounds less carbon dioxide is emitted to the atmosphere and $67 dollars is saved on energy costs over the bulb’s lifetime. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Alliance to Save Energy)
  • If you replaced your 75-watt incandescent light bulb with a 20-watt compact fluorescent, you’d get the same amount of light but save 1,300 pounds of CO2 and $55.
  • If every household replaced its most often-used incandescent light bulbs with CFLs, electricity use for lighting could be cut in half.
  • Lighting accounts for 20% to 25% of all electricity consumed in the United States and UK households use £1.9 billion worth of electricity every year on lighting, while over 70% of UK householders admit that they have never examined their homes for ways to save energy. It seems that we have long overlooked the enormous saving we can make by doing a small simple thing like changing our home bulbs. So what happen if we all change our traditional bulbs with the energy-saving bulbs ?  These are some facts on the  energy-saving earned from just changing incandescent light bulb to an energy-saving bulb like Compact Fluorescent Bulb (CLF) or Light Emitting Diodes (LED) :

  • If every household in the U.S. replaced one incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL), it would prevent enough pollution to equal removing 800,000 cars from the road.
  • If every American family switched 1 light bulb to CFL’s, we could save 600 million dollars in annual energy costs - enough to light about 3 million homes for an entire year!
  • The average American household has 2.5 incandescent light bulbs on for 4 or more hours each day. If every household replaced those bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs, the nation would save nearly 32 billion kilowatt hours every year, or about 35 percent of all electricity used for lighting homes. -U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, “Residential Energy Consumption Survey,” 1993
  • If every household in Ontario replaced just three 100-watt bulbs with 25-watt compact fluorescent bulbs, enough power would be saved to supply 130,000 homes.
  • Consumers in Brazil have purchased more than 48 million efficient lighting products since the government started an energy conservation program in 1985. As a result, Brazil avoided a 12 percent increase in its lighting electricity use.
  • Replacing a single incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) will keep a half-ton of CO2 out of the atmosphere over the life of the bulb. If everyone in the U.S. used energy-efficient lighting, we could retire 90 average size power plants. Saving electricity reduces CO2 emissions, sulfur oxide and high-level nuclear waste.
  • If every American home replaced just one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars.

Eco Lamp

Eco Lamp

Arthur Rosenfeld, a physicist and member of the California Energy Commission says that if every home in the United States replaced just one incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL), the energy saved would prevent greenhouse-gas emissions equivalent to taking more than 1 million cars off the road.  He also says that if Americans achieved a 2 percent reduction in energy use each year for the next 30 to 40 years - a feasible rate - we would be halfway to stabilizing our greenhouse-gas emissions. “What many people don’t realize is how easy conservation is,” says Rosenfeld So much can we reap from saving the energy from just home lightning, and it will probably save a lot more, as a decrease of only 1% in industrial energy use would save the equivalent of about 55 million barrels of oil per year, worth about $1 billion….  So obviously by using  energy-saving bulbs, whether for indoor or outdoor lighting, you are not just doing a simple annoying thing, but saving the environment. Do it now!