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PostSubject: Energy saving light bulbs   Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:37 pm

We bought enough of them for the whole house. They say it reduces your energy bill quite abit. I bought them at Wal Mart, 3 for around $8. I'm hoping in the long run they will pay off. Plus they last for several years without replacing them. Does anyone use them? Have you noticed a differance in your light bill?
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PostSubject: Re: Energy saving light bulbs   Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:57 pm

They do make a small difference overall.

If you use them combined with other little methods of saving energy, it adds up nicely.

I use them everywhere. I also hate changing lightbulbs, so it is nice not to have to change them often lol


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PostSubject: Re: Energy saving light bulbs   Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:33 pm

I use energy saving light bulbs for my house too. It makes the house brighter, don't have that dim look from regular lightbulbs.



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PostSubject: Re: Energy saving light bulbs   Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:31 pm

We Use to have them but it said they should last 7 Years they only like a little over one


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PostSubject: Re: Energy saving light bulbs   Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:07 pm

I use them too. Wave


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PostSubject: Re: Energy saving light bulbs   Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:27 pm

Me should try them out!
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PostSubject: Re: Energy saving light bulbs   Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:35 pm

Susie wrote:
We bought enough of them for the whole house. They say it reduces your energy bill quite abit. I bought them at Wal Mart, 3 for around $8. I'm hoping in the long run they will pay off. Plus they last for several years without replacing them. Does anyone use them? Have you noticed a differance in your light bill?
Worth every penny Susie. I have my entire house in those little squiggly-looking things. I used to work at a motel that redid the entire complex in them, and he saved over $400 a month. Myself, I have 75-watt's worth of light per bulb, and I'm only burning 13 watts per bulb. Given the amount of lights turned on around here (especially when the kids are here), it's a big difference.

I always have to have at least 75 watts. I hate dim lighting. With an average of 10 or 11 bulbs burning at any given time when the kids are here, that's 750-825 watts being used with old lights, compared to 130-143 now. In other words, I'm lighting the entire house for what I'd normally pay to light less than 2 bulbs. AND, the ones I have last for 5 years (and I've seen 'em in action. They really do last.)

You can get cheaper ones if you look around. I've seen them for around $1.25 a bulb in some places, bought in packs of 6.

As to your electric bill, if you get your whole house done in them, you'll see a noticeable difference. You'll have paid for them in no time. I didn't live where I'm at this time last year, but the electric company told me I'm using around 35-40% less energy than the previous person did (of course, I've made a change in the A/C too, but it still runs, so a lot of it is the lights.)
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PostSubject: Re: Energy saving light bulbs   Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:30 pm

flatbroke wrote:
Susie wrote:
We bought enough of them for the whole house. They say it reduces your energy bill quite abit. I bought them at Wal Mart, 3 for around $8. I'm hoping in the long run they will pay off. Plus they last for several years without replacing them. Does anyone use them? Have you noticed a differance in your light bill?
Worth every penny Susie. I have my entire house in those little squiggly-looking things. I used to work at a motel that redid the entire complex in them, and he saved over $400 a month. Myself, I have 75-watt's worth of light per bulb, and I'm only burning 13 watts per bulb. Given the amount of lights turned on around here (especially when the kids are here), it's a big difference.

I always have to have at least 75 watts. I hate dim lighting. With an average of 10 or 11 bulbs burning at any given time when the kids are here, that's 750-825 watts being used with old lights, compared to 130-143 now. In other words, I'm lighting the entire house for what I'd normally pay to light less than 2 bulbs. AND, the ones I have last for 5 years (and I've seen 'em in action. They really do last.)

You can get cheaper ones if you look around. I've seen them for around $1.25 a bulb in some places, bought in packs of 6.

As to your electric bill, if you get your whole house done in them, you'll see a noticeable difference. You'll have paid for them in no time. I didn't live where I'm at this time last year, but the electric company told me I'm using around 35-40% less energy than the previous person did (of course, I've made a change in the A/C too, but it still runs, so a lot of it is the lights.)

Thumbsup COOL, I have been looking at them, but haven't dived in yet and bought them. I guess I need to get more serious..... :think:



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PostSubject: Re: Energy saving light bulbs   Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:36 pm

Rhonda wrote:
I guess I need to get more serious..... :think:

Yes. If there's one thing on this board we value, it's being serious. :sillySmiley:
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PostSubject: Re: Energy saving light bulbs   Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:50 pm

Rob wrote:
Rhonda wrote:
I guess I need to get more serious..... :think:

Yes. If there's one thing on this board we value, it's being serious. :sillySmiley:

Said the clown!!! :Hahaha:



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PostSubject: Re: Energy saving light bulbs   Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:22 pm

Yeah! We use them all over my house. They're pretty good and bright too!


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PostSubject: Re: Energy saving light bulbs   Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:53 pm

flatbroke wrote:
Susie wrote:
We bought enough of them for the whole house. They say it reduces your energy bill quite abit. I bought them at Wal Mart, 3 for around $8. I'm hoping in the long run they will pay off. Plus they last for several years without replacing them. Does anyone use them? Have you noticed a differance in your light bill?
Worth every penny Susie. I have my entire house in those little squiggly-looking things. I used to work at a motel that redid the entire complex in them, and he saved over $400 a month. Myself, I have 75-watt's worth of light per bulb, and I'm only burning 13 watts per bulb. Given the amount of lights turned on around here (especially when the kids are here), it's a big difference.

I always have to have at least 75 watts. I hate dim lighting. With an average of 10 or 11 bulbs burning at any given time when the kids are here, that's 750-825 watts being used with old lights, compared to 130-143 now. In other words, I'm lighting the entire house for what I'd normally pay to light less than 2 bulbs. AND, the ones I have last for 5 years (and I've seen 'em in action. They really do last.)

You can get cheaper ones if you look around. I've seen them for around $1.25 a bulb in some places, bought in packs of 6.

As to your electric bill, if you get your whole house done in them, you'll see a noticeable difference. You'll have paid for them in no time. I didn't live where I'm at this time last year, but the electric company told me I'm using around 35-40% less energy than the previous person did (of course, I've made a change in the A/C too, but it still runs, so a lot of it is the lights.)

WOW:happy1: I can't wait till the next light bill........Did I just say that:ohmy: I hope I see a differance. My boys leave the lights on all the time.mad
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PostSubject: Re: Energy saving light bulbs   Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:39 pm

Wow, I need one for my bedroom, my light constantly is burning out!

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