Replacing your lights with compact fluorescent bulbs is on the very top of every environmental to do list these days. And no wonder.
By chance, I am the proud owner of a single CFL, and in my energy audit discovered that it runs using 11%-20% the power of my other lamps. On top of that, studies support that compact fluorescent bulbs have ten times the lifespan of normal bulbs, which means that I won’t have to worry about replacing them for a long time.
Bottom line: they should also save me money.
For someone like me, who’s vaguely retarded when it comes to home DIY projects, this one was a bit intimidating. Light bulbs aren’t the most idiot-proof of devices, which is probably why there so many jokes about changing them... My favorite one? Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb? A: Fish.
Read how I went about it on www.bravenewleaf.com.