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I've switched out as many as I can!

I’ve switched out 15 lightbulbs (which is fewer than I originally pledged, but I don’t have any more burnt out bulbs in the house right now, and we’re moving soon). Once we’re in a new place permanently, I’ll make a new pledge. Plus, I’ve posted about this to my LiveJournal, to encourage others to participate.

And if you haven’t yet participated, *nudgenudge* here is the link again, to the Million Bulb Swap Out campaign! Fight global warming one bulb at a time!



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Feb. 11th, 2007 07:49 am (UTC)
This is a really good idea. Not only can it help the environment, it can save money, too. We tried compact fluorescents about a decade ago and they were expensive and didn't last long, but the new ones are much, much better. The ones we have now last a long time (I don't think any have burnt out yet, and it's been over a year) and cost only about $2 each for the most common types.

We've replaced most of our bulbs with compact fluorescents, and will switch the others as they burn out. We've been pretty happy with most of them. There have been only two problems. In one spot, the paint color now looks funny -- we may put an incandescent back there. Hopefully, compact fluorescents in a choice of color spectra will be available soon, just as with regular fluorescents. Also, the fixture on the back stairs requires chandelier bulbs, and the ones we have (just 7 watts each!) take too long to warm up, leaving those steps dark when we turn on the switch. We may put that fixture on a timer, or replace it with one that take standard bulbs.

Our town has a program for recycling/ disposing of burnt-out fluorescents, so we're set there, too.
Feb. 11th, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
I know nothing about the million bulb swap, but MrRaye and I switched all of our most commonly used bulbs to compact florescents last year, so we don't have any more really to swap!
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