Save Money with CFLs ~ #GE Lighting #CBias

In an effort to promote energy efficiency, traditional light bulbs are being phased out starting this past January and won’t be for sale anymore in a few years. According to USA Today, the first bulbs to completely disappear will be 100-watt incandescents, followed by 75-watt bulbs in January 2012, and 40- and 60-watt bulbs in 2014.

I honestly think this phase-out is a good thing: not only do the new bulbs use less energy and waste fewer precious resources, but they also cost less to use. Win-win in my book!

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  1. While I agree with the intent of phasing out incandescent bulbs, there are a couple of problems with a total phase out. The cycling of fluorescent bulbs causes migraines in many people. Not a fun thing, I know. Also, they haven't figured out the mercury issue with their disposal. With that being said, CFL's have come a long way and after an initial investment, they can save you money.
    • I haven't heard of the migraine issue before but I do know a lot of people are rightfully concerned with disposing of CFLs properly. Lots of places take them, though: Ikea, Lowes, Home Depots, Ace Hardware stores to name a few. You can read more about that here: I personally haven't had one burn out yet. :-)
  2. We've been gradually switching out our old bulbs and we love how easy it is to make such a difference in our eco footprint and long term savings!

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