The Light Switch

cropped-copy-lightbulb_header1-e1352760582860.pngWelcome to Lightbulbs.org. We have created this site for two reasons. The first is because we care about the environment and want to tell people about current news and information to fight Global Warming. The second reason is because we wanted to start taking action. We figure a simple way to make a difference, and something everyone could take part in, is to change the light bulbs we use.

By changing our inefficient light bulbs to fluorescent energy-saving light bulbs, we will be making a difference toward fighting pollution and Global Warming. If every household in the United States substituted even one conventional light bulb for an energy-efficient fluorescent bulb, it would have the same effect on pollution levels as removing a million cars from our nation’s roads. Not only does this help save the environment, but it saves on your energy bill. A typical light bulb used 90 percent of its energy for heat and only 10 percent for illumination. fluorescent energy saver light bulbs use 66 percent less energy in your home and last up to 10 times longer than a traditional high energy light bulb. Yes, it costs a little more upfront, but saves money in the long run.

The task of getting people to change from at least one high energy light bulb to an energy saver light bulb seems like it will be an easy task. Our first goal is to have people switch just one light bulb in their homes. We then want to encourage them to switch all or most of their light bulbs. We will start by passing out light bulbs to our neighbors, then our community, and hopefully go national and global. We will enlist schools by encouraging students to reach their parents, companies to reach their workers, and media to reach the masses.