Published: 06/05/2007 - Updated: 05/25/2016
Join the Renewable Revolution
Greenpeace offers something simple on the day of the Environment.
Have you ever thought why a lightbulb gets so hot? The energy in wasted in incandescent light bulbs, 90% of the electricity used is converted into heat. That’s why they are so inefficient.
The initial design of the incandescent light bulb appeared over a century ago and is still used in most households in the world. However, thirty years ago, there was another option on the market, the energy saving light bulbs. These bulbs are spending 80% less energy and last up to 12 times more, save money on electricity bills.
Sure you think that changing a light bulb is a too small gesture to fight such a big problem, but you should know that:
Whenever you use energy saving light bulbs, you are saving the emission of 20 kg of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. The replacement of incandescent bulbs in the European Union would save at least 20 million tonnes of CO2 per year, which would close 25 plants using dirty energy.
Join the Renewable Revolution. We propose the following steps:
- Replace your home all incandescent light bulbs for energy saving light bulbs.
- Encourage your friends, colleagues, neighbors, etc. to do this.A
- Act, call on MEPs to ban incandescent bulbs.
- Change starts with small things. Here's how.