Switch your light bulbs to compact fluorescents (CFL) and you will see clearly that you are saving money and helping the environment. Experts agree that if every American home replaced just one traditional light bulb with a CFL, the country would save more than $600 million dollars a year on energy costs. Compact fluorescents have been in use for many years and the results have been astounding. CFLs use 75% less energy, last up to 10x longer, and produce less heat. Additionally, CFLs can save you $30-$60 over the life of each bulb you install and help reduce the demand for electricity, thereby delaying the need for new power plants. Visit www.energystar.gov/cfls for more information.