Photo collage

CFL Bulb Energy Savers

Compact Flouescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) can save you quite a bit of money on your energy bill over time. That’s because they use approximately 75 percent less energy over the life of the bulb compared to regular incandescent bulbs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

How? CFL’s produce light from electric current in a different way than traditional incandescent bulbs. Although they use more electricity to turn on initially, the comparative savings can be significant.

For more information on CFLs, including how they work and how to get the most from them, visit the Energy Star Web site – a joint project of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy – at www.energystar.gov. Look for the tab “Products” and click on the link for “Lighting.”