Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pinching Pennies and Lightbulbs

Driven by a desire to reduce our electric bill, I've been zeroing in on light bulbs that suck more energy than necessary. Recently I removed a 13W CF light bulb that had been on 24x7 in our laundry room. We wanted a light on all the time in our basement, but this seemed excessive. I purchased a 1W LED night lite for $4.99 and it now illuminates the laundry room. And being a light sensitive night lite, it shuts down when the main light is turned on our nature provides enough through the windows.

Sure, this will probably save us pennies in energy costs. However, when this attitude is applied throughout our home, those pennies start to add up.

1 comment:

  1. (13W - 1W) * 24hrs/day * 30 days/mo = 8640 Wh = 8.64 kWh. 8.64 kWh/mo * $0.12/kWh = $1.04/mo. So that saves $1 a month if it burns 24/7.