If Every Person Used Energy Saving Light Bulbs, Do You Think Our Electricity Bills Would Reduce?
I think most people are using them by now anyway aren't they? Although having said that, they recently stopped selling the old 100W bulbs in the UK and there was a mad rush for them.
Maybe if people turned off their TVs at the mains overnight, rather than leaving them on standby that would save more leccy (A TV consumes around 25% of the power on standby as it does when it's turned on).
In the UK at least I suspect the power companies are effectively running a cartel, so they'll charge as much as they can get away with.
Sure it would reduce our bills by pennies. A bigger change would come from turning off the TV and the computer and the Xbox and the microwave and the radio, and turn down the heat. Actually you'd see a bigger impact by spending more time outside than in.
yeah of course that will have a huge effect in the long run.And the best part is that you save money and the world saves some tiny resources.
Obviously they would reduce, but most importantly is to develop a habit of turning off the lights when we don't really need them.
Not really -- the "energy saving" bulbs cost much more, which is an indication they require much more resources to make. And they don't last as long as touted -- in reality. So the cost is more. And they are environmentally unsafe (mercury) -- it costs money to process shit. So, net, they are a typical greenie "feel-good" but ineffective idea.
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Of course it would but like most of the other replies indicated there are many other things that can be done that will make a huge effect as well. Most of them cos little to nothing. I have been able to put toghter some devices that will make a huge differance on your utility bill at www.sheamechanical.com but if you are not interested look up your a local energy management company that specializes in residential and light commercial properties and they will be able to help you with specific ideas that are designed for your area. Most people are wasting thousands of dollars a year and then we pay huge dollars to developers for these solar fields when we could do more if we would just all do our part.
Yes!!! WE changed all our lights to Energy Saving Light Bulbs and saw some reduction in our bills. We acquired the new bulbs cheaply since a program in California made them available at a cost below regular light Bulbs.
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They would reduce without a doubt. That was the whole principle behind the incandescent bulb ban. I think the challenge now is how people can reduce their electricity bills further after moving to energy saving light bulbs?
Good question to think aloud of energy saving.Sure it will help a lot
An energy saving bulb uses 80% less than a traditional one.
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Lighting retrofits can have a strong financial impact in commercial and industrial locations. In homes, upgrading to LED also saves energy, but I believe comfort is the main benefit:
-The bulb lasts 10x longer than incandescent bulbs and 3x longer than CFLs. You can just plug it in and forget about replacements for a long time.
-It releases less heat, which is comfortable if you are sitting close to the lighting fixture.
Most of your residential bill will be composed of heating and cooling expenses (air conditioners, space heaters, water heaters, older refrigerators, etc.). Consider upgrading heating and cooling equipment if you really want to see the electric bill go down.
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by Jimmy the jock 6 years ago
Traditional light bulbs V energy saving light bulbsWhy do we have to change?
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by ii3rittles 6 years ago
Anyone else think this light bulb ban is BS?The new energy efficient light bulbs (Them ugly spiral things) make my husband get horrible migraines and make me dizzy and sick to my stomach. They just put them in at work and he has been sick since. Why are they outlawing safe bulbs for ones that hurt...
by flashmakeit 6 years ago
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