Saving money using compact fluorescent bulbs.
Replacing regular incandescent light bulbs, with compact fluorescents can save up to $30.00, per bulb (based on national average of electricity costs) and the expected life of the CFL.
Some advice before you rush to changed them:
Unless the CFL indicates otherwise do not use CFL’s with a dimmer.
Do not use CFL’s on lamp fixtures prone to tip or fall.
Do not use CFL’s on closets ( On most cases).
Unless the CFL indicates otherwise do not use on stairs.
Unless the CFL indicates otherwise do not use with mechanical timers.
Frequent question and answers:
Q) Do CFL contain Mercury?
A) Yes, a tiny amount comparable to a like in a traditional fever thermometer.
Q) Do CFL release Mercury as they burn?
A) No, the mercury is inside the glass tubing.
Q) What I do with used CFL’s?
A) Do not throw used CFL’s on the trash ,some Ace and Tru value stores, IKEA and Home Depot, accepted unbroken CFL’s no matter where you bought them, or go to www.epa.gov/bulbrecying for recycling instructions.
Q) Where can I buy inexpensive CFL’s?
A) Wal-Mart sells the most CFL’s at a fraction of 1998 prices, some at less than $ 2.00 a piece check the other whole sale clubs for bargains.