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This Little Energy Saving Light of Mine


How many government workers does it take to change a light bulb? While we may never know the answer to that query, we did learn that the U.S. Department of Energy has challenged its 120,000 employees to replace at least one traditional light bulb in their homes with an energy-efficient one.

If everyone plays along, the energy department estimates that it would save enough energy to light 3,065 homes a year and have the same effect as planning 1,260 acres of trees.

For those of you feeling left out, don't worry. You too can get in on the fun by signing the "Change a Light" pledge. But hurry, this is a limited time offer. You've only got until November 30th.

And to those procrastinators out there: even if you don’t make the cut-off date, you can still save both energy and money by installing compact fluorescent light bulbs at home anytime.



Comments

LET'S LOOK AT THE MATHS. YOU ARE SAYING THAT 120,000 ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHT BULBS WILL PROVIDE ALL THE ELECTRICAL NEEDS FOR 3000 HOUSES? THAT'S 40 OF THESE BULBS WILL PROVIDE ALL THE ELECTRICAL NEEDS OF ONE HOUSE, IN TERMS OF ELECTRICITY SAVED BY THESE BULBS. I DON'T BELIEVE YOU, AND WHERE IS THE CALCULATION TO PROVE IT? YOU SHOULD STATE FIRSTLY HOW MANY HOURS IT IS ASSUMED THAT THESE 40 NEW BULBS ARE BURNING DAILY, TO EQUAL THE ELECTRICITY USED BY COOKERS, WASHING MACHINES, ELECTRIC FIRES ETC ETC.