1000 Flowers for the Planet - #209 Convert to Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Fluorescent light bulbs use about seventy-five percent less energy than the old fashioned incandescent bulb and have now been available for quite a long time. If you haven’t already converted to them you should consider doing so in order to save energy, reduce your electricity costs and help the planet. By using a bulb that lasts longer, fewer need to be manufactured and therefore fewer will need to be disposed of – another benefit to the planet. Every little bit helps, and switching to these easy to purchase, easy to install bulbs is a step in the right direction.
Fluorescent lighting is particularly suited to warehouse/factory usage where it is mounted quite high above the work space and needs to provide a brilliant light. The down side to fluorescents is that they contain mercury and therefore require safe disposal or recycling methods, so be mindful of looking after the environment when they come to the end of their life.