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Energy saving light bulbs - the facts.

The cost of lighting amounts to around

15% OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD ENERGY BILL A YEAR

Swapping your lightbulbs is one of the easiest changes you can make that will improve your carbon footprint and make a difference to your monthly bills.

Replacing one 60w traditional lightbulb with a compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) can reduce your electricity bill by around PS7 a year. So, switch 10 bulbs and you could see savings of around

There are three different types of energy-saving light bulb. These are: CFLs (compact flourescent lamps), halogens and LEDs (light emitting diodes).

DIFFERENT BULBS - DIFFERENT EFFICIENCY

Traditional incandescent light bulbs are accepted as the least energy efficient bulb.

Of the newer more energy-efficient bulbs, the least efficient are the halogen type which use 20-30% less energy than a traditional bulb.

Although CFLs are more expensive, they use 60-80% less energy than a traditional bulb and last much longer too. LEDs are the most efficient using up to 90% less energy than a traditional bulb.

RUNNING COSTS PER BULB

A CFL bulb will cost you around PS2.04 to run per year. And a LED bulb will cost around PS1.71 per year.

Halogen bulbs are the most expensive to run, with an annual running cost of around PS8.42 per bulb.

Smart Energy GB is the government backed organisation tasked with informing Great Britain about the benefits of the smart meter rollout.

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Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Dec 16, 2018
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