Evangelising Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)

In news just to hand, 500 million [ !! ] energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) will be distributed to households affected by power outages in South Africa's Cape Town. This will lower peak demand by about 100 megawatts. Across the Atlantic, 30,000 of the bulbs will likewise be given to Jamaican and Cuban householders who swap their incandescant bulbs. These are but two of the stories you can read on a new website promoting the use of compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. Learn all about CFLs such as how they use "66-75% less electricity to produce the same amount of light as a comparable incandescent bulb". All the while operating for over 8 times the the life of an incandescent, which are typically are using electricity to generate around 90% heat and only about 10% light. The site (a passion of Tipster Randy F) states that: "If every household in the U.S. replaced just ONE incandescent light bulb with an energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL), it would eliminate the equivalent of the emissions created by one million cars. And that's only one bulb per household! Most homes have 15-30 bulbs." And as the CEO of the Jamaica Public Service Company put it, "The cost of energy will not go down in the near future but if consumers control their usage, they can control how much they pay for electricity." Yeh, Mun. ::cflbulbs.com

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