By now, most everyone is at least aware of CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs). Perhaps you are even aware of the tremendous energy savings these bulbs offer over traditional lamps. If not, I've shown the potential savings below. What you may not be aware of is the current promotion at Lowes.
First, the math
The average home has 50 light bulbs. (Hang on, finish reading and then go count)
The average bulb is on 4 hours per day.
Assuming 60W bulbs, this equates to 50*4*365*60 = 4380 Kilowatt hours (KWH) of energy consumption per year.
The average KWH costs $0.10.
So, your light bulbs cost you $438 / year.
A CFL uses less than 1/4 of the wattage of traditional bulbs which equates to $109.50 per year.
Converting your house to CFLs yields a savings of $328.50 per year.
Knowing this, I assume you are rushing to your cars and headed to the store. But, it gets even better. For a limited time, you can buy a 7-pack of 13W (same light output as a 60) bulbs for $9.98 and receive a gift card for $10.00 off of your next $50 purchase. That's right, the net price is -$0.02! You get paid to save hundreds of dollars.
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