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Shopper's Guide to Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs : How Much Can I Save?
You can save money and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mercury discharges with compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. Use our calculator to determine just how much every CFL will put in your pocket, compared to wasteful incandescents and other lighting technologies.
|bulb type||average bulb cost||estimated bulb life||annual energy cost||annual savings|
|incandescent||$ 1||1.4 years|
|$ 46.78||$ -|
|halogen energy savers||$ 5||2.1 years|
|$ 31.19||$ 15.59|
|compact fluorescent (CFL)||$ 3||5.5 years|
|$ 10.91||$ 35.86|
|solid state (LED)||$ 100||34.2 years|
|$ 6.24||$ 40.54|