Unfortunately, many people don’t consider this simple switch that can comes with many benefits.
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Fluorescent light bulbs last as much as 10 times longer than regular light bulbs! They are also significantly better for the environment, drastically reducing carbon foot prints. They use as little as about 1/4 of the energy that a normal bulb would use. Over the course of the life of the bulb, you can save as much as $50 or more in energy costs by going fluorescent.
In the past, fluorescent lights were often uncomfortably bright and carried an industrial-like appearance. Homeowners were often deterred from using them in their homes because of this. Luckily, there are now many different tints and varieties that are sure to fit any room. There are even models made to mimic natural lighting, appearing much softer to the eyes. With many of the newer models, you wouldn’t even be able to tell it’s a fluorescent light without looking at the bulb.
There’s no denying that fluorescent lights are slightly more expensive up-front than regular bulbs. However, you will soon make up for the difference in electricity costs. Even then, fluorescent light bulbs are no longer expensive. You can get a pack of 10 on Amazon for a little over $20 and perhaps even cheaper at your local hardware store. Even some of these cheaper bulbs can last for more than 9 years!
Although they are generally safe, you should still be careful with fluorescent bulbs.
They contain small amounts of mercury. If you drop one, make sure to get everyone out of the room (including pets!) and let it air out before cleaning up. When cleaning, use proper safety precautions. Wear gloves and goggles and wash your hands after you’re done. It’s imperative that you recycle your fluorescent bulbs after they’re done. Throwing them out can be dangerous to others as well as the environment. Many hardware stores (including select Home Depot & Lowe’s locations – call ahead to confirm) along with special government facilities will recycle your fluorescent light bulbs for you. You can also call your local power company to see where you can safely dispose of them. Websites like this offer a directory of disposal facilities.
It’s recommended that you speak to a professional at your local hardware store to find out what kind of light you should get for your specific needs. They will be able to show you a vast variety of different products and you are sure to find something that works perfectly for you and your home.
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