Replace 5 light bulbs with CFLs
If everyone in the U.S. changed their five most-used light bulbs to CFLs, total U.S. carbon emissions would be reduced by 0.3 percent.
We would save 9 billion pounds of pollution a year if every American home replaced a single light bulb with a compact flourescent blulb (CFL). Replacing five used bulbs would save 45 billion pounds. If you haven’t already made the switch, now’s a good time.Â Light quality from most CFLs is better than it used to be.Â
Compact Flourescent Bulbs. Alex Wong/Getty Images
There’s a lot happening in the world. Through it all, Marketplace is here for you.
You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible.
Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.