Saving the world, one lightbulb at a time…

September 30, 2008

I had a call a week or so ago from Clean Nova Scotia

They are currently running a program, offering to switch businesses over from regular incandescent light bulbs, to the new Compact Fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s) – for FREE!  Two guys arrived this afternoon to install them for us.

Each bulb is supposed to save us $50 over its lifetime which is expected to be about seven years.  This means, not only did we save the cost of buying 40 of these bulbs, but we should expect our power bill to go down by about $275 a year!  We switched about half of the lights in the house over ourselves last year and have seen a difference in our power bills already! 

CFL’s are touted as being one of the smartest energy efficiency investments you can make and I love their slogan: “Save the world, one light bulb at a time!”


4 Responses to “Saving the world, one lightbulb at a time…”

  1. destinyfay Says:

    We are slowly changing all of our bubls out…the rgular ones seem to be running their course and getting replaced at about 1 1/2 month. Way to Go Green.

  2. Lori Says:

    I am going to look into this for sure…thanks for the info!

  3. palmhouse Says:

    It’s great to see other B&B’s around the world reducing their impact on the environment. A great site to check out if you’re in Victoria, Australia is

    Keep up the good work!

  4. […] a similar note, we recently got our power bill and after installing the new CFL’s all over our house, we are using 13 less kilowatt hours of electricity per day than at this time last year!) Posted […]

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