Light Bulb Moment For Georgians

If you live in Georgia and you have light bulbs on your shopping list, now is the time to buy. During the month of October, Georgia Power is offering pricing discounts on Energy Star-qualified compact fluorescent lighting (CLF) at participating Home Depot and Costco stores [PDF].

During the special, customers can get 30 to 50 percent off four packs of select compact fluorescent light bulbs.  CFLs use 75 percent less energy and can last up to 10 times longer than standard light bulbs. It is estimated the bulbs can save more than $30 throughout their life cycle.

CFL bulb

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The discounts are timed with Georgia Power’s sixth annual  “Change a Light, Change the World” campaign. The goal is to get more than 100,000 customers to pledge to switch out at least one of incandescent light bulb for an energy efficient CFL. The pledge also encourages individuals to use energy-efficient appliances, weatherize their homes and make additional energy-saving lifestyle changes. Customers can take the pledge online.

Since Georgia Power’s first campaign in 2006, more than 560,000 CFLs have been distributed to customers in exchange for a pledge. To help put customers on the right path, Georgia Pacific is also partnering with Home Depot to provide recycling bins for old CFL light bulbs in 88 stores.

Kristy Hessman is a writer and native Oregonian who currently resides in California. Before starting her own company, she worked as a reporter covering business and politics for daily newspapers and The Associated Press.

1 Comment

  • Reply October 29, 2011

    Anonymous

    It’s a bad law and a bad idea. When the government forces you to buy something there is something rotten in either Denmark or DC, I’ll take the latter. If the CFL is such a great idea people will figure it out and buy it but the communists from the green movement have won this fight for now. This will be repealed and we will have a choice once again.

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