Changing your incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) can do all that.
Starting October 1st these light bulbs will be available at an unbeatable price: 99 cents at participating Meijer, Kroger, and Menard’s stores, as well as seven Lansing-area and three Upper Peninsula Ace Hardware stores. At that price, these bulbs are sure to fly off the shelves.
Thanks to grants by the Michigan Public Service Commission to various organizations, these discounted light bulbs will get into the hands of more and more Michigan homeowners. That will mean lower bills for customers, reduced need for additional electric generation, and a cleaner environment.
Governor Granholm has gotten into the spirit, too, by declaring today â€œChange a Light Day.â€
The folks at Energy Star are encouraging people to “change a light.” Be sure to take the pledge and visit their Web site. And remember to give the “State of Michigan” credit as the pledge drive-sponsoring organization. It’s a friendly competition that Energy Star hopes will generate more energy savings and enthusiasm.