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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Mel Coker starts CFL / Energy Savings Initiative

Use Compact Fluorescent (CFL) Bulbs to Save Money and Help the Environment!
I have started a local/national energy savings initiative involving compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs. CFL bulbs save money on electric utility bills and are good for the environment. It will also help reduce our energy dependency on other countries and on fossil fuels.

Benefits of using ENERGY STAR CFL BULBS:
  • Use 66-80% LESS energy than standard incandescent bulbs to provide the same amount of light, and last up to 10 times longer
  • Save $30 or more in energy costs over each bulb’s lifetime
  • Generate 70 percent less heat, so they’re safer to operate and can cut energy costs associated with home cooling.

I have personally replaced 14 old fashioned standard incandescent bulbs in my home with new technology CFL's. A 60 watt incandescent bulb can be replaced with a 13 watt CFL. I bought about 3 dozen bulbs at Sam's. Wal-Mart also has great prices on these bulbs in multi-packs.

Recently, I started the first “One Billion Bulbs” group in South Carolina. The One Billion Bulbs initiative has a worldwide goal of replacing one billion standard incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs.

Join myOne Billion Bulbs group to learn more about CFL energy savings and register your light bulb replacements. It's FREE! Group reporting encourages participation!


Sign-up today to record your energy savings and let’s compete with North Carolina and Georgia. Both states have much higher levels of membership and recorded savings. North Carolina has 14 "One Billion Bulbs" groups; 106 members and 1215 bulb replacements. Georgia has 10 groups; 104 members and 2924 bulb replacements. South Carolina ONLY has 3 groups (mine is one of these and the first in the state); 5 members and 32 bulb replacements. Please help by signing up in my group.

Anyone (from Richland, Lexington, Saluda and Newberry counties) that signs up in my group through December 25th is automatically eligible for a drawing in December for 2 $25 dinner certificates to be given away.

Mel's One Billion Bulbs Group - Click to sign-up free

Learn more: Mel's CFL web page * Press release to media for Mel's CFL Initiative

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