I left the package on the kitchen counter with the intention of putting it in at my next opportunity. Oddly, before I had a chance, it was in place. When you marry an electrical engineer you may find that he has a "thing" for light bulbs and batteries that most men reserve for beer and football. Delighted to have another "toy" to install, he'd jumped at the chance. Plus, as I wrote it was the light above the coffee maker, so he noticed it immediately. His job each night is to have that coffee maker prepared and ready to go off at 6am, just before our little ones start their day.
He suggested I write a frugal post on the savings. Great idea, how much do we save? He muttered a bunch of numbers under his breath. Watts, kilowatt hour, etc. I'll spare you the details. Should you question his math, I'll get you his email. But, based on his mutterings and calculator mind, in under a minute he determined that, assuming that the one bulb is on for 10 hours a day, we'd save a little over $2 a month. What, with all six bulbs we'd save over $24 a month on the electric bill.
And that my dear reader is why I spent nearly $9 on one bulb. A bulb that is guaranteed to last 6 years. Remember, frugal is not always the cheapest route.