Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) can be used to replace older incandescent light bulbs in almost any type of lamp or fixture in your home or business. And newer CFL bulbs are available in a range of colors, including warm white light which is very similar in appearance to traditional incandescent lighting.
Incandescent bulbs use a substantial portion of the electricity they consume to generate heat in addition to light, making them inefficient. CFL bulbs are capable of producing just as much light output while creating very little heat and using much less electricity. Accordingly, CFL bulbs can save you money on both lighting and cooling energy usage.
CFL bulbs are more expensive than incandescents, but the upfront cost can lead to long-term savings on your electric bill and more money in your pocket. Use the Payback Analysis tool below to estimate just how much you could save by swapping out your old incandescent bulbs for new energy-efficient CFLs.