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My fix: Replaced final 2 incandescent bubls with CFLs

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I realized that the two light bulbs in my bathroom were incandescents not cfls. They have now been replaced. Not sure how much impact this will have since they were not on very often anyway though.

Also, to anyone worried about the color of CFL bulbs, check the color temperature of the package you are buying. You want something in the (2700K–3000K) range to look the same as an incandescent. If your bulbs seem blue, they probably have a higher color temp. The reason for the higher temp (bluer) is they can (or could) be made slightly more efficient. (This part would have been a reply to another fix, but no way of commenting yet)

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=cfls.pr_cfls_color for more info

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Change your Lightbulbs
Author: Jeff Gunther User rating: ****** Number of Steps: 3

You'd be surprised how much energy lighting takes in a typical home; it represents about 7% of the energy costs. Your 75 or 100 watt lightbulbs can inexpensively be replaced by low energy compact fluorescent bulbs that save energy and last longer. Replacing one 75 watt incandescent bulb with a comparable CFL can save an estimated $22 a year.

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