How Many People Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb?

Small actions can add up to a big impact

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What if I told you you’re wasting $300 a year? And that you could recoup that just by switching to LED bulbs?

It’s no joke. Using LEDs to improve your home’s lighting is one of the easiest ways you can save money and power — and lower your carbon footprint.

Aren’t LEDs expensive?

LEDs do cost more upfront than traditional bulbs. But over time, they’ll save you a bundle.

That’s because LEDs are way more efficient than old-style incandescent bulbs. And they last much longer, 20 years or more. That means that in addition to saving money, you’ll avoid the hassle of changing bulbs all the time. In other words, it takes almost no people to change a light bulb!

If you switch all the bulbs in your home, you can save around $300 a year. That adds up to more than $7000 over 20 years.

For those savings, you won’t be giving up anything—in fact, your lighting will probably improve. Modern LEDs let you match the warm glow you’re used to with old-fashioned bulbs, and many have added features like dimming, colors that can change, and remote controls.

But will I really make a difference?

Replacing an old-style light bulb with an LED may seem like a very small action. And it is.

But if 63 people replace a light bulb, that’s like taking one car off the road for an entire year. If those people replace all the bulbs in their home, we can make that 25 cars. Get a town of 100,000 to switch, and we’re talking nearly 40,000 cars taken off the road.

Get the picture? Together, we can make a big difference. That’s what we call the Domino effect. One domino by itself can have a small impact—add that to a stack of dominoes, and you start to see really big changes.

You can be part of that change. Starting with a simple light bulb.

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