Start Using Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs – A Green Net Worth Booster

No – by “green” I am not referring to dollar bills.  Well, not entirely.  Using fluorescent light bulbs will save money in the long run, although they do cost more upfront.  Basic home fluorescent light bulbs have come a long way down in price.  For example, on Bulb Americayou can buy ten 20 watt compact fluorescent light bulbs for $21.95 (see end of post for coupon code to save even more) which is only slightly over $2.20 per bulb and they only use a third of the electricity!

These bulbs are rated to last ten thousand hours and are equivalent to the typical 60 watt incandescent bulb. 

Product Information
Abbrev. With Packaging Info.
CF20W/S/Super Mini/E26/2700K
Average Rated Life (hr)
Color Temperature (K)
Color Rendering Index (CRI)
Diameter (in)
Diameter (mm)
Approx. Initial Lumens at 25C
Maximum Overall Length – MOL (in)
Maximum Overall Length – MOL (mm)
Nominal Voltage (V)
Nominal Wattage (W)

The  60 watt incandescent bulb is only rated one thousand hours.

Product Information

Abbreviation 60A/RS    
Average Rated Life (hr) 1,000
Lumens 360                        
Bulb type A19
Color/Finish Frost
Base Medium
Maximum Overall Length – MOL 4.37″
Nominal Voltage (V) 130
Nominal Wattage (W) 60

 This website has a huge selection of fluorescent light bulbs, as well as all other types of bulbs.  Their website is actually quite extensive so you can tell they are specialists not only by the name but by their product offerings.

When we moved into our new house I put compact fluorescent light bulbs throughout the house.  It was the ideal time to do this because the previous owner took out all the bulbs (it was a foreclosure).  Today’s compact fluorescent light bulbs are much better quality than the early days and also much more affordable.  If you do not put fluorescent bulbs in all of your lights, at least be sure to put them in the lights that are on most often during a typical day.  This approach will give you the highest return financially.

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