It’s not your eyes… incandescent light bulbs have a dim future. Starting in 2012, they will be going the way of the dinosaur, and by 2014, they will be gone. One of the most influential and important inventions ever is no longer making the grade in our modern efficiency-conscious world. The switch over is geared towards reducing electricity costs and decreasing the number of bulbs purchased each year.
How will this save money?
Approximately 90% of the energy from an incandescent light bulb is wasted as heat. More efficient bulbs waste less and last up to five years. Not surprisingly, the price is higher for these bulbs (compare 50 cents for some incandescent ones to roughly $3 a piece for the newer ones).
What kind of savings can you expect? It could be up to 12 percent on your utility bill. According to an article by U.S. News and World Report, “A household that invested $90 in changing 30 fixtures would save $440 to $1,500 over the five-year life of the bulbs, depending on your cost of electricity.”
Knowing that these changes are coming, will you to switch over your bulbs now?