over the period of several months I have gradually replaced all of the standard incandescent light bulbs in our house with energy efficient Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs). For those of you who do not yet use these bulbs in your homes, I urge you to read the following article and check out what using them instead of incandescent bulbs can do to help save money and preserve the environment:
there isn’t a whole lot that a single person can do for the environment. But replacing incandescent bulbs with CFLs is one of those rare things. They’re not annoying like the oldschool flicker-on flourescent tubes were, and though they take a little longer than incandescents to warm up, the use of a single CFL can save you $50 over the life of the bulb, according to Project Porchlight. So using them will help your pocketbook as well as your ecosystem.
I don’t normally ask people to post things in their journal or anything like that, and I’m not going to here, but what I do recommend is that if you are one of those people who, like me, are a little late to the CFL ballgame, why not get a CFL for yourself and see if you like it? If not, then fair play to you. If you do like it, spread the word!