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Resource conservation: lighting

Submitted by on December 12, 2005 – 10:48 pmOne Comment
Resource conservation: lighting

After the Con Edison billing mess, I’ve been looking for ways to reduce the amount of power used without pre-spending the years of savings I’m hoping to see.

Enter the Home Depot 60 watt compact fluorescent contractor pack, while it doesn’t mention it on the packaging these bulbs do give off light at 2700 degree Kelvin (a warm light as opposed to the daylight 5600 Kelvin CFs). For $20.00 you’ll get 12 bulbs, which, if you’ve checked out the prices of Compact fluorescent bulbsspacer single bulbs, is a deal.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find a 75 or 150-watt contractor pack at Home Depot, however, if you live on Long Island, the Long Island Power Authority (aka “LIPA”) has established a partnership with an organization called Energy Federation Incorporated. The benefit? Reduced pricing on compact fluorescent  bulbs (and a few other energy saving items). The cost? A yearly maximum is applied to the number of items you can purchase with that discount (6-10 compact fluorescent bulbs, per year). If you reside outside of Long Island, EFI also has partnerships with a few other utilities that might be closer to you – here’s the list

Links to similar reasonably priced items:
Compact Fluorescent Energy Saver, 14 Watt, 60 Watt Equivalent, 4 Pack
Micro-fluorescent Night Light
Energy Federation Nightlights

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  • […] Compact Flourescent Lighting: Earlier on I mentioned the Home Depot Contractor pack of 60 watt equivalent compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs (turns out I’ve only seen them in-store), however, if you are looking for detailed information on CFLs, Don Klipstein’s Compact Fluorescent page is the place to go for it. One things had only started to look for in my last post about CFLs was the kelvin temperature of the light these bulbs emit. If looking for a soft yellow light look for bulbs with a color temperature of 2700k. […]