The Power of Switching One Light Bulb [INFOGRAPHIC]
There are some easy ways to go green without much effort, and switching to energy-efficient light bulbs is one of the easiest. If you haven’t made the switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) yet, consider that lighting represents about 20 percent of your home’s electricity bill, according to EnergyStar.gov. It reports that CFL bulbs not only help your bottom line, they help the environment, too, by using 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs. The average U.S. household has more than 50 sockets for light fixtures; here’s an illuminating look at what would happen if you—and the rest of America—replaced just one of your bulbs.