Energy-Efficient Light Bulb Savings Calculator
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GE has launched a cool energy-efficient light bulb savings calculator on its GE Lighting website. The calculator, of course, only features GE light bulbs (6 of them) — would be great if someone created such a calculator/webpage for a larger selection, especially with some LED bulbs added in. Nonetheless, I think the main purpose this serves is showing people how much they can save by switching to more efficient bulbs. Playing with the calculator for a second, I think you are definitely pushed to go for the most efficient bulbs, since they clearly offer the most savings.

Anyway, take a stroll on over to the calculator to check it out yourself and be sure to share it with others, especially those less likely to already be aware of the financial savings that come from energy-efficient lighting.

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Light bulb with 20-year life unveiled on Earth Day
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BRIGHT IDEA: The bulb that won the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize” was available from retailers for $ 50, down from an initial $ 60 price tag. The company said it was planning discounts to bring the cost down to as little as $ 25. (Photo: Koen van Weel/AFP)

A prize-winning, super-energy-saving LED bulb from Dutch electronics giant Philips said to last more than 20 years went on sale Sunday to coincide with Earth Day.

The bulb that won the U.S. Department of Energy‘s “Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize” was available from retailers for $ 50, down from an initial $ 60 price tag. The company said it was planning discounts to bring the cost down to as little as $ 25.

The 10-watt LED bulb (light-emitting diode) was deemed an efficient alternative to the standard 60-watt incandescent bulb, and rated to last 30,000 hours — when used four hours a day, that translates to a more than two-decade life span, according to the company.

For consumers attentive to cost, Philips said the price tag was easily offset by energy savings of $ 165 over its lifetime.

The new bulb, which gives off 940 lumens, a soft white light, is “83 percent more energy efficient than the standard…………… continues on Mother Nature Network

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