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Lighting

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Reduce Trash: According to the EPA waste per person in the U.S. has increased since 1960 from 2.7 pounds per person per day to 4.5 pounds in 2008.

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The average U.S. home contains 40 light sockets, by switching to energy saving light bulbs you can cut down on Energy costs by replacing Conventional Incandescent Light Bulbs with CFL’s (Compact Fluorescent Lights)* or LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes). The upfront cost for CFL’s and LED’s are generally higher, but over the life of the product CFL’s and LED’s are cheaper to run in the long term and use less energy to generate the same lighting.

  Incandescent

CFL

LED

Watts

60

13-18

6-8

Heat Emitted

85 BTU’s per hour

30 BTU’s per hour

3 BTU’s per hour

Replacement bulbs per 50,000 hours

 42

 5

 1

CFL’s contain on average 5 mg of mercury and must be properly recycled.

Local Recycling sources for CFL’s are Home Depot and The Energy Saving Outlet Store in Green Brook.

BTU’s is short for British Thermal Unit and is how heat energy is commonly measured. A BTU is the measurement of how much energy is needed to heat one pound of water.

Light Bulb Calculator – compares the energy used from an Incandescent Light versus a CFL light.