We made it through Christmas without a huge jump in energy use and still came in 3rd place with our exterior lights.
We've also made many energy improvements in the recent years, but or utility bill still shows us as less efficient than our neighbors. Grrrr
One thing we haven't been willing to do is change from incandescent to CFL light bulbs. There are many reasons we don't like CFL bulbs. Now there are LED and they are much more similar to incandescent. They operate outside in our extreme cold, instant brightness when the switch is flipped, more traditional appearance, no mercury, and the deal breaker available in soft white. Yes those warm amber tones trump the blue and green tones in our house.
Sam's Club was running a special and the utility company was offering 50% rebate so I decided to switch out our most used fixtures.
|2 farthest are LED. You can see that they are brighter,|
but the color is the same.