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August 2018 Energy Tips

Photo of Laura HensleySwitching to LED bulbs might be the easiest and most inexpensive way to reduce energy usage in your home. The average household has 70 light bulbs and nearly 6 percent of sockets in the U.S. still contain incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and have many other benefits. I encourage you to make the switch to LED in as many areas of your home as possible.

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LED Light Bulbs

The key to buying LED bulbs is to start shopping with lumens in mind rather than watts. A lumen is the measurement of light emitted from a source -- in our case -- light bulbs. If I told you to change out your 60 watt incandescent bulbs for 9 watt LED bulbs, you might think you were getting a lot less from the bulb. That is not the case. The two bulbs will offer you are very comparable product, as they will both put off about 800 lumens. What you gain is energy savings.



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