Fall in Love with Low Energy Light Bulbs! Admire them!
What are they?
Incandescent light bulbs (the classic filament design) have changed very little since their invention in 1879. Around 95 per cent of the energy they use is wasted as heat with only five per cent going towards lighting our homes. The average incandescent bulb lasts just five months to a year. Modern low-energy bulbs (CFL’s) on the other hand, require only 20 per cent of the energy incandescents need to produce the same amount of light and can last up to 12 times longer.
I have found this to be true too many times. The incandescents have often gone out in less than three months while the CFL’s have lasted so long I have even forgotten how long ago I had bought them!
From: C. Collins How Can I Stop Climate Change? Friends of the Earth