Switch to CFL or LED lights

Society Magazine - - Cover Story -

A rel­a­tively cheap and easy way to re­duce your en­vi­ron­men­tal foot­print is to switch to CFL or LED lights. On av­er­age, the EIA re­ports that home light­ing ac­counts for 9% of monthly res­i­den­tial elec­tric­ity con­sump­tion.

Why is it cool?

Com­pact flu­o­res­cent lamps (CFLs) and light-emit­ting diodes (LEDs) not only cost less to use, but they both have a longer life­span than most traditional bulbs (typ­i­cally, both CFLs and LEDs last longer 10-25 times longer than in­can­des­cent bulbs!), which can greatly help in the fight to con­serve en­ergy. Plus, LED and CFL lights pro­duce less heat, which helps give your air con­di­tioner a break dur­ing the sum­mer

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