Do Light Bulbs Save Energy?My wife and I are in our 80’s and we cannot afford many of these energy saving tips you write about. We have insulated our pipes and have hired an air conditioning company to perform quarterly maintenance on our heating and air conditioning unit which has helped with our bills. We want to change out all of our regular light bulbs now and would appreciate some input as to comparison facts.
Lighting is one of the most noticeable and able to be seen ways in your home you can make use of energy savings. Although a lone solo light bulb does not use much energy, combined, all light bulbs in a home can account for a minimum of 15-20% of the electricity bill. One of the easiest ways to help lower electricity expenses is to replace incandescent bulbs with energy saving light bulbs. With such vast improvements in the energy-saving bulb market, now every incandescent bulb now has an equivalent that is energy-saving.
There are many varieties of sizes, shapes and wattages of energy-saving bulbs for practically every type of home and office use; household lamps, ceiling fixtures, appliances, track lighting, holiday lighting, outdoor flood lights, decorative and so many more. It is indeed a battle of the bulbs. I just counted the light fixtures in my home, inside and out and I have 70 light bulbs. That is 70 ways to save and almost all of the bulbs, even the decorative ceiling fan bulbs and stove top light have been converted to energy efficient lighting. It is suggested to start out by changing the lighting that is used the most, this way you do not have a major expense.