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What kind of lightbulbs do you use?

What kind of light bulbs do you use: incandescent, compact fluorescent (CFL), or light emitting diode (LED)? What is the difference and why does it matter? Choosing the right bulb can save money and time.

What kind of light bulbs do you use: incandescent, compact fluorescent (CFL), or light emitting diode (LED)? What is the difference and why does it matter? Choosing the right bulb can save money and time. CFL bulbs last ten times longer than incandescent bulbs, and LED bulbs last ten times longer than CFLs! The initial cost of CFL and LED bulbs is higher but 15 CFL bulbs, costing approximately $50, can save up to $60 dollars in electricity a year, and they last three to five years. CFL and LED bulbs come in different versions for all needs including: dimmable, three-way lighting, and outdoor. If you've had problems with CFLs taking time to warm up outside, try LEDs; they work to -40C or halogen bulbs that fit a standard base.

If your home or business is located within Dawson Creek you are eligible to receive a free energy efficiency assessment and a personalized strategy sheet on all the ways you can save energy and money in your home or business. Just contact Get Dawson Creek Green at 250-782-5005, info@getusgreen.org, or visit the website at www.getusgreen.org

Get Dawson Creek Green is funded in whole or in part by the Canada-BC Labour Market Development Agreement.