While more expensive than traditional incandescent bulbs, compact florescent lamps use a fraction of the amount of energy for near equivalent lighting, resulting in lower utility bills and less energy required from power companies. Countries around the world are phasing out traditional incandescent bulbs in favor of more energy efficient forms of lighting and according to energystar.gov a 60W equivalent CFL can save as much as $40 in electricity over its lifetime.

While more expensive than traditional incandescent bulbs, compact florescent lamps use a fraction of the amount of energy for near equivalent lighting, resulting in lower utility bills and less energy required from power companies. Countries around the world are phasing out traditional incandescent bulbs in favor of more energy efficient forms of lighting and according to energystar.gov a 60W equivalent CFL can save as much as $40 in electricity over its lifetime.

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