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Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Over the past 2 1/2 years our family has used compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs in our home.  We converted all of our light bulbs to CFL in hopes that we would be able to save money on our electric bill, which can be very high in the summer months in Las Vegas.  At the time, CFL bulbs were relatively expensive selling for anywhere from $3.99 to $5.99 each.  The manufacturer claimed that the bulb would last 10 years, so when I did the math it would save us money in the long run.  On the Energy Star website it claims that CFL’s last 10x longer than regular light bulbs. However, this is not the case. Continue reading

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