My significant other teases me that I’m always in the dark. Not in the terms of being uninformed, but that I like to keep the lights dim. ‘Tis true. It’s probably a throw back to when I was a kid when turning off the lights when leaving a room was the smart thing to do.
Timbuk3 had it right – Our future’s so bright we gotta wear shades.
But times have changed and so have the bulbs I grew up with. These days, the new energy efficient CFL & LED lights are way more energy efficient and cost efficient. They last 35,000 hours longer than the conventional bulb. And they’re like one million times brighter. Ok, well maybe closer to 500 times more. Not only that, if we switched over only 25% of the incandescent bulbs we use in the US to the new energy efficient bulbs – that would be equal to preventing the release of greenhouse gasses equal to 10 million autos. And that’s for real. Yay for the planet.
Source: Birgit Keil, Just Bea