Mother Earth Living

Save Energy with CFLs

Conserve energy with CFL's.
By Misty McNally
January/February 2008


Content Tools

Related Content

Energy Star Home Program Passes 1 Million Mark

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program reached a major milestone this week when i...

GE's New Halogen-CFL Bulb Turns On Instantly

In GE's new bulb, a halogen capsule—which turns on instantly—is nestled inside a compact fluorescent...

Lighting for Tomorrow, Today

Jessica discusses her experience as a judge at the Lighting for Tomorrow energy-efficient lighting d...

New LED Light Bulbs: Panasonic Everleds

Panasonic Everleds offer new energy-efficient lighting that lasts almost two decades with regular us...

“An Energy Star-labeled CFL uses almost 50 percent less energy and lasts up to 10 times longer than a standard incandescent bulb,” says Peter Kane, spokesperson for Osram Sylvania, which offers compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) in a range of wattages, sizes and styles.

CFLs contain mercury, a toxic metal that should be recycled at your local household hazardous waste collector. Sylvania’s line of low-mercury Energy Star CFLs contains only 3 milligrams of mercury—even less than the new, environmentally minded industry standard of 5 milligrams. The company also sells CFL recycling kits. The $15 MiniPak holds up to 12 used CFLs and includes shipping to the CFL recycling center. (800) 544-4824.







Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe today and save 50%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.