Saturday, November 17, 2012

More Bliss for Your Buck: Light Bulbs

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I like to think that I'm a pretty smart cookie when it comes to saving money.  Show me a good deal and I'll usually find you a better one.  Coupons?  Oh, yeah, I've got 'em.  And my shopping skills are scary good.  But, I have to admit there are other areas of saving money that I'm a little less knowledgeable.  Like energy savings, for example...not quite as exciting as scoring that great deal on a lamp, yet very important considering how much the lamp could cost to use.

I started getting a little education on this when my husband and I were recently shopping for replacement bulbs for some of our fixtures.  

Here are a couple of "enlightening" facts I discovered:

  • The traditional incandescent light bulbs we've used for years have a median life span of around 1,000 hours as opposed to the compact fluorescents (CFLs) which last up to 10,000 hours and the light emitting diodes (LEDs) which can last up to 50,000 hours.
  • The estimated costs for an average U.S. household to use the 3 types of bulbs for 50,000 hours each are:  $352 for the incandescents, $90 for the CFLs, and $86 for the LEDs.

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So, don't be left in the dark when it comes to money you could be saving!  Check out to get educated and find what you need.  And save an extra 10% off your order by using coupon code SAVE 10 to get even more bliss for your buck!


  1. I'm still hoarding the old bulbs I prefer the light they give off for lamps. I do use the LED lights for the garage and the laundry room.

  2. OhMy! Remember when a light bulb was just a light bulb? I like the old ones, too...sad, huh? xo Diana


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