Recently an ad aired on television which asked the question:
“If every American household replaced one incandescent light bulb with one Compact Florescent Light bulb, how many homes could be powered by the electricity that was saved?”
The answer was 3 Million.
As there are about 100 Million households in America that would represent a three percent reduction in the amount of energy we use to light our homes. I did a quick audit of my house and discovered that I have in excess of sixty old-fashioned bulbs sitting in various fixtures. So, in theory, if everyone had as many bulbs in their homes and replaced all of them with CFL’s we would be able to make all American homes energy independent – in fact we should produce a surplus of electricity. As I looked at my conclusion I realized that there was a flaw in this logic.
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