Archive for the light bulbs Category

CFLs? LEDs? What’s the deal?

Dear Ms. Green, Seems like just last week that I replaced all my regular old lightbulbs with CFLs, and now come to find out that I need to replace the CFLs with LEDs to really save energy and money (and the planet). What gives? Do I really need to fork up the cash for even […]

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LEDs or CFLs?

Dear Ms. Green, Seems like just last week that I replaced all my regular old lightbulbs with CFLs, and now come to find out that I need to replace the CFLs with LEDs to really save energy and money (and the planet). What gives? Do I really need to fork up the cash for even […]

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Dear Mr. Energy: Fluorescent lights: off or on?

Dear Mr. Energy, My dad and I are in a disagreement. He says that it uses more money and energy to turn on the fluorescent lights in our car repair shop than it does to simply let them run all night, and I think he’s nuts. Who’s right? —Suffering Son in Sanford Dear Suffering, The […]

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Are Compact Fluorescents really worth it?

Replacing regular lightbulbs with compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) is supposed to help you save money and energy. They’re more expensive than conventional (incandescent) lightbulbs, however, and due to their mercury content you can’t just throw them away when they break. According to the CFL makers, CFLs last 10 times as long as a conventional bulb, […]

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