Monday, February 18, 2013

Go Green I - Energy Saving Bulbs

Going green will take a collective effort of the masses in order to be successful in energy saving throughout the US. Our government has done its part by eliminating the production of standard screw in Edison/Incandescent light bulb. It is a regulatory movement that forces all manufactures to produce the screw in energy saving light bulb in-place of the traditional one.

The Edison bulbs that are currently in stock are the last of its kind and for good reason. The average amount of watts needed to illuminate one standard room pumps out 100 Watts with an equivalent input output. The energy saving florescent light bulb works with 2/3s less the wattage with an output of 2/3's more in watts, thus saving nearly 70% of energy consumption. For example a 30 watt energy saving bulb will output over 90 watts and save you 60 watts of energy.

The average home or business can utilizes up to 5000 watts per hour at a rate given by their electric provider. Energy efficient bulbs could reduce that to an input of 1650 watts matching the same output of 5000 watts provided by the Edison bulb. When energy efficient screw in bulbs were initially introduced there was limitations, the bulb couldn’t be connected to a dimmer switch. Now the electrical manufactures produce an energy efficient dimmer switch to complement mood lighting. Also, these bulbs also come in a variety of shades of light to fit your preference of ambiance.

So how can you save money and help go green?

Replace every traditional Edison screw in light bulb with the florescent energy saving bulb. Here are a few suggestions for your home, workspace, or office that are applicable. Change multiple bulbs on your chandelier, high hats/recess lighting fixtures and bed & bathrooms, including hallways, kitchens and outdoor lighting fixtures. We encourage this change and look forward to a brighter cost efficient future.

Michael M Muqattash MBA, February 18, 2013.