|60 watt equivalent||$9.00|
|If you are purchasing an LED or CFL bulb to replace an incandescent bulb you may be eligible for a rebate. Contact or stop by the office for details.|
Plus tax on all bulbs updated 1-8-2015
If you want first quality light bulbs that both last longer AND improve the lighting in your home, then these Philips Incandescent Lamps are the products for you.
We looked around long and hard to find the right combinavion of value and quality, and we were pleased to find that we are able to offer you first quality with no sacrifice in value. The bulbs we sell are 130V products*, which will increase their life expectancy considerably compared to the typical 120V bulb you'll find in most stores.
How long should a bulb last? According to the Jim Evans Home Repair internet site:
"The bulb package should have an average life expectancy printed on it. The typical light bulb is good for roughly 900 hours. At 10 hours a day that's three months. At 24 hours a day it's a little more than a month. If you have 25 bulbs in your house burning an average of three hours each day, a bulb will burn out every twelve days, on average."
At the voltage typically found on the REMC lines (about 120 - 124 volts) these 130V bulbs are calculated to last more than 3,000 hours (compared to 900). Some experts suggest that the long-life bulbs aren't a good value because of their price. Well, compare our prices to even the standard-life bulb and decide for yourself which is the better value.
Right now we can only offer these bulbs on a cash and carry basis in our office but who knows, maybe you'll be buying all your lighting needs over the REMC web site in the future!
10 WAYS TO SAVE WITH LIGHTING
Change five lights. Replace your home’s five most frequently used light fixtures, or the bulbs in them, with models that have earned the ENERGY STAR for energy efficiency and save more than $60 a year in energy costs. The 5 highest-use lights are typically found in the kitchen, living room, bathroom, and outdoor areas.
Get 1 instead of 10. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) last 6 to 10 times longer than standard Incandescent light bulbs, saving you time buying and replacing bulbs and about $25 in energy costs over the life of each bulb. For each CFL you buy, you3.00 save as many as 10 trips to buy an incandescent bulb!
Look to lumens (not Watts) for light. When selecting energy-efficient light bulbs, use lumens, or light output, as the guide to getting the right bulb. Energy-efficient lighting will provide the same amount of light while using fewer Watts.
Consider the environmental savings. Your home can cause twice as many greenhouse gas emissions as your car! If one room in every U.S. home used only ENERGY STAR qualified lighting, we’d prevent air pollution equal to the emissions from 8 million cars. Some savings are worth more than dollars and cents.
Use dimmers. Dimmers not only allow you to set a mood by providing a range of light output, but also help decrease energy costs associated with lighting.
Flip a switch when leaving a room. Saving energy and money can start by not wasting energy. When You leave a room, turn off the light and see the savings.
Safety (and savings) first. The bulb in a halogen torchiere lamp burns at between 700-1,100 degrees Fahrenheit—hot enough to fry an egg—signaling a lot of wasted energy. To save energy, consider replacing it with a fixture that’s earned the ENERGY STAR and operates at much cooler, safer temperatures. The change could save you about $75 in energy costs over the new lamp’s lifetime.
Put your lights on a schedule. Make sure your lights are on only when you need them. Install timers that automatically turn lights off and on according to your needs. Use motion detectors on outdoor fixtures for safety and to prevent lights from being on all night. Use photo cells or photo sensors on outdoor lighting to allow lights to come on only when the sun is down. All ENERGY STAR qualified outdoor fixtures come with photocells or photo sensors.
Keep cool with a ceiling fan. Are you using an old ceiling fan to cool and light a room in your home? When you’re ready to replace it, choose an ENERGY STAR qualified ceiling fan/light combination model. It will use half the energy of a traditional ceiling fan with lighting.
with lighting, but don’t stop there. Changing to energy-efficient
lighting is one of the easiest ways to start saving energy and money at
home, and to brighten our world for future generations. There are other
steps you can take.
Learn more: www.energystar.gov
are per bulb.