Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Benefits of CFLs

ABC 24 is doing a story today about compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and their benefits. A recent USA Today poll showed that 71 percent of U.S. adults say that they have replaced standard bulbs with CFLs over the past few years.

Here are some key points:

--CFLs use about 75 percent less energy than standard bulbs.

--CFLs also last about 10 times longer.

--A single CFL can save more than $40 over its lifetime, compared to a standard bulb.

--We're promoting taking "baby steps" that add up to big savings in energy costs, and switching to CFLs is a good example of how customers can make these small steps add up to make a significant difference.

--There are disposal techniques that are necessary for CFLs that customers need to keep in mind. CFLs can be disposed of at the Shelby County Hazardous Waste facility, and also at local hardware stores such as Home Depot. Customers can go to www.recyclebulb.com to find local disposal outlets.

--More info on CFLs can be found at on our website.

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