I am a massive candle lover. No, I don’t mean I love massive candles (although, come to think about it, I do), I just mean I love candles. ALL the candles. I have them in every room in the house and spend far too much money on them. If I could work, cook and live by candlelight, I would.
But I can’t, that’s a ridiculous idea.
Instead, I am in the process of changing all of the bulbs in the house to energy-efficient LED bulbs. Because this is a rented house, I don’t know how long the bulbs have been here so I’m finding that some of them are running out … I don’t think that’s the right terminology, but you know what I mean, and so every time a bulb pops/runs out, I replace it with an LED one.
And the main reason I’m doing this is MONEY.
LED bulbs use up to 85% less energy than traditional bulbs and I’m hoping that, over time, I’m going to save lots of money. Money I can then spend on candles … and no, the irony isn’t lost on me. I’ve already turned into my Dad and go around the house turning all the lights off that the kids turn on because I am really aware of how much I spend on my energy bills. As I write this blog post on a Friday night, there are only two lights on in the whole house, so I think that’s pretty good going.
In order to find out which LEDs are the best for my home, I checked out WhichLEDLight.com because they compare prices, quality and performance of LED lights so it’s a great place to start if you’re thinking of making the switch too. There’s a great BBC article HERE about whether LEDs could save the planet if you wanted a little more information.
I will be really interested to find out how much money I save so hopefully I will be able to report back with some interesting findings soon.
In the meantime, I’m off to pour a G&T by candlelight.
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