Start Changing Your Bulbs: Energy Update

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Start Changing Your Bulbs: Energy Update:  Below is a linklight bulbs regarding incandescent lighting vs. our old style.  Interesting. I didn't realize there was a deadline.  So wake up Utah, an energy saving change is coming your way.  I love saving energy, so it'll be interesting to see what changes start occuring.

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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

This trend is world-wide. I've been reading about the hoarding of incandescent bulbs in Germany, where new laws are going into effect. Sometimes we have to be forced to do what is best for us, right?

Sep 18, 2009 01:44 AM #1
Debbie Aldrich
The Watts Group Real Estate - Cottonwood Heights, UT
Salt Lake City Realtor - Salt Lake County, Cottonwood Heights

Good one Kim,  I replace mine as a blub burns out, most are switched now. 

Sep 18, 2009 02:30 AM #2
Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker, Results Real Estate

I'm trying to replace mine too as we go but I'm curious since I have track lighting what the smaller lights look like and if those are being replaced too.  I'll have to wait and see.  Thanks for the comments girls.

Sep 18, 2009 10:20 AM #3
Renée Donohue
Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Real Estate Broker -

Like Debbie, I replace mine as they burn out.  I horded a couple of costco sized packs.  Funny thing is, I bought this house in 2002 and some of my original bulbs have NOT burned out yet.  How crazy is that?!?!

Sep 20, 2009 06:04 AM #4
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


Over the course of a year the saving can really add up.

Sep 20, 2009 07:50 AM #5
Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker, Results Real Estate

Renee:  You have some sturdy bulbs to have lasted that long, mine never do unless I've switched them out

Tom:  I love savings and can't to start seeing the difference.

Sep 20, 2009 12:08 PM #6
Brian Griffis
Realty Choice - Springfield, MO

I know a guy who worked for GE that was given a test incandescent bulb about 20 years ago that he still uses.  They could make them last forever if they wanted to, but then you would never have to buy another.  The only problem I see with the new bulbs is that no one wants to take them to the hazardous waste center, and so all that mercury just ends up in the landfill.  They save money, but I have a feeling we will have love canals all over the country in another 30 years from all that mercury being thrown away. 

Sep 20, 2009 02:36 PM #7
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

I have been using them too, but I thought they would last longer than they do. 

Sep 22, 2009 01:19 AM #8
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Hi Kim, I am trying to bypass the flourescents and go directly to LED----they are WAY expensive but last almost forever and have a better light with no warm-up time.  I see CFL's as just a transition bulb until LED's are more affordable.

Sep 22, 2009 01:51 AM #9
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I wish they'd make one with dimmers!

Sep 24, 2009 02:43 PM #10
Paul Chavez
Earth Origins Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque Realtor, NM EcoBroker, and General Contractor

My biggest concern with CLFs is that they contain mercury in them.  What will the mercury go when CFLS burn out or break?

Apr 11, 2010 01:42 AM #11
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