Wednesday, 27 June 2012

RANDOM MONEY-SAVING TIP NUMBER 11

Turn those lights off!
Make a habit of turning the lights off when you leave a room and switch to energy-saving light bulbs. It's now possible to get them in a large selection of (better looking) shapes and sizes, suitable for most lights and lamps and even though they can seem expensive to buy, compact fluorescent bulbs use two-thirds less energy than standard incandescent light bulbs, and last up to 10 times longer. See the chart below for guidance as to equivalent wattage choices for your bulbs.

Traditional bulb Low-energy CFL bulb
100 W 20 – 25 W
60 W 13 – 18 W
40 W 8 – 11 W
25 W 6 W

Using a 13-watt compact fluorescent in place of a 60-watt incandescent could mean a saving of £15 in energy costs over the life of the bulb.
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