Compact Fluorescent Lights

Compact fluorescent light bulbs are a great way to save energy in your home. Designed to directly replace incandescent lamps, they bring us all the best features of fluorescent lamps -- longer life, lower operating costs, and less heat gain.

Ones made for home use range from 5 to 28 watts, and have a brightness and color rendition comparable to 25 to 100 watt incandescent lamps. And while they cost a little more to buy, they quickly return that money through lower monthly utility bills. In addition to these savings, they last almost 10 times longer than standard incandescent lamps and give off one-quarter as much heat.