Sharp volunteers enjoy talking with students around the country and learning about your ideas to help the planet. On the Eco-Blog, Sharp Solar Academy volunteers share students' ideas and their own observations about climate change and the environment. Together we can make a difference.

CFLs: Lighten Your Energy Load

I did an energy audit of my home and found out that more than 30% of the energy I use is with my lighting. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Instead of using my old incandescent blubs I can use the highly efficiency Compact Florescent Lights (CFLs). They can use up to 75% less electricity than traditional blubs! If every Californian replaced 5 blubs, it would be like taking 400,000 cars off the road! Crazy!*

* Southern California Edison