Saturday, March 01, 2014 - In 2007, Americans saved $1.5 billion by switching to ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs. The energy saved could light all the households in a city the size of Washington, DC for over 30 years. Put another way, changing these bulbs removes as much greenhouse gas pollution as planting 2.85 million acres of trees or taking 2 million cars off the road each year.
Compact fluorescent light bulbs use about 75% less energy, last up to 10 times longer and produce 75% less heat than standard incandescent bulbs. Using a compact fluorescent light bulb can save more than $30 in energy costs over the lifetime of the bulb.
For more information and to take the ENERGY STAR LED Bulb Challenge, visit EnergyStart.gov.