The Creative Princess: Learning to be Energy-Efficient | GE Light Bulbs| Save Energy

Learning to be Energy-Efficient | GE Light Bulbs| Save Energy

As part of my partnership with GE, I received coupons for my GE light bulbs. All opinions posted about my GE Lighting experience are my own.
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Did you know that in January new legislative changes will go into effect that will change what light bulbs can be made and sold?

"Normal" incandescent bulbs will go out the window and you will only be able to find CFL, LED, Halogen and maybe one or two other varieties. I know I was heartbroken when I found this out because I like the cheap incandescent bulbs. They work, they light my room, the only thing wrong with them is how much energy they use.

Don't worry, you DO NOT have to throw out all of your incandescent bulbs you have now. There are actually a few incandescent options that will stay around for a while longer. These include 3-way blubs, appliance bulbs, some decorative options and reflectors.
 A few days ago, while Mads was in school, Hubby and I packed up MG and headed to Walmart to check out more energy efficient lighting. As I turned the corner to the lighting aisle I was shocked at the selection! There were TONS of different energy saving light bulbs and wattage's. "New" stickers lined the aisle, much more than I remember the last time we were shopping for light bulbs! 
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 I wanted to checkout the new Energy-Efficient Soft White bulbs from GE. They are the closest option to incandescent bulbs. The fact they they use 28% less energy than "normal" bulbs is great! While they don't save as much energy as CFL blubs, they are a great alternative. While at Walmart, we picked up a few other energy efficient light bulbs and headed home. I wanted to get the girls involved and to teach them why we are switching all of our light bulbs and to teach them how they can be more energy efficient.
To start the project, I let them color pictures of light bulbs, we cut them out, then glued them on a tri-fold board. Next, I asked the girls which light was brighter, I had them look at two lamps that had different GE light bulbs in them. I also asked which one they thought made the room look better. Over the next few months, we will be using an energy savings calculator to learn which uses less energy. In January I plan to do a follow up post to let you know what we found out, so stay tuned!
 You can learn more now by visiting GE's website, Facebook and Twitter.

Be sure to also check out my Google+ story for more info on my shopping trip.

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and GE Lighting #CBias #SocialFabric All opinions are my own and those of my family.

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