Still, moderation in all things is best, and that’s true even with electricity. Energy consumption rates are only going up, so every consumer has a responsibility to conserve as much as possible. Take the
Compact Fluorescent Light, for example. Not only is it super bright, and cheap at just $3, but it uses 75%-80%
electricity than your average incandescent and can last for up to
. If everyone in the US replaced just
incandescent 60W bulb with a CFL, the resulting energy saved would be enough to power the combined households of Delaware and Rhode Island.
My apartment has one of these in the back hallway, but now I’m thinking we should get some more. The more we save, the more I can use for my gadgets, right?