Low energy light bulbs use less than 20% of the energy of a
conventional light bulb, and can last up to 15 times longer.
Fitting Low Energy Light Bulbs is simple, helps the environment
and should reduce your lighting bills.
So what type of low
energy bulb should you buy?
Both CFL light bulbs (low energy
light bulbs) and LED light bulbs offer substantial energy savings.
LED bulbs offer the greater saving overall using less energy and
lasting longer at 60,000 hours. CFLs use 60% less energy than
a regular bulb. This simple switch will save about 300 pounds of
carbon dioxide a year. If every family made the switch, we’d reduce
carbon dioxide by billions!
Will just swapping
light bulbs make a difference?
By swapping a normal bulb to an
energy saving bulb you could cut energy wastage by three quarters
and save money on your electricity bill. It might seem like a small
change, but if every home changed just 3 light bulbs, enough energy
would be saved to light the countries street lamps.
don’t energy saving light bulbs use more energy when first turned
on, therefore wasting more energy if switching lights on and off?
Carbon Footprint carried out an
in-house investigation and found that if anything low energy bulbs
used slightly less energy when first switched on, gradually building
up to a continual wattage (which only took a couple of seconds).
Low energy light bulbs contain mercury, is that safe?
Low energy bulbs do contain a small
amount of mercury which is not at all dangerous when contained
within the bulb. The bulbs should be disposed of responsibly and can
either be collected in your normal household waste bin or can be
recycled at your local council’s Household Waste and Recycling
Centre or at collection points provided by some light bulb