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50¢
vs $3

Question: 
Which costs you more? A
50¢, 100 watt standard light bulb or,
a $3, 26 watt GE
compact fluorescent bulb? 
Answer: 
The 50¢
100 watt bulb costs you more, a lot more! 
Here's Why: 
A 26 watt fluorescent light bulb
would cost you about $23 on your electric bill over its 8,000 hour life
span, while the 100 watt light bulb would cost you about $88 over the same
period. Yes, you would pay $2.50 more for the bulb, but you'll save $65
more in electricity. This is just one example of how much money the wrong
light can really cost you and how much money the right light can save you. 
The Math: 
There is a very simple formula
for calculating the cost of electricity, or in this case, lighting.
Multiply the wattage of your lamp by the hours burned by your electricity
rate, then divide by 1,000.
(Watts × Hours × Kwh Rate) ÷
1,000 = Annual Cost of Electricity 
The Example Above: 
100 watts
×
8,000 hours
×
11¢
÷ 1,000 =
$88.00
26 watts
×
8,000 hours
× 11¢
÷
1,000 = $22.88
Savings = $65.12 
P.S. 
The 26 watt compact fluorescent
bulb will last 10 times longer. 
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