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Sunday, January 18, 2015

GE Lighting Giveaway

With the phase out of incandescent light bulbs, I've looked all over the place for replacement options. I stockpiled a bunch of 100 watt bulbs, jumped on the CFL bandwagon early on, and quickly abandoned it due to the mercury in the bulbs, recycling requirement, and the fact they don't illuminate fully immediately. Lately, I like LED bulbs, if you can find them on sale as they aren't cheap, and the eco-incandescent alternatives are looking more interesting, as a less expensive option.

I basically just want to see what I'm doing, but I like seeing the electricity bills go down, or at least the energy usage. The cost of energy has gone up at least here in the northeast. If we can reduce the need through smarter lighting alternatives, the bill doesn't go up that much. Somehow, we're in the 90th percentile of usage among neighbors so we're clearly dong something wrong, even after reinsulating the attic. (We use more than 90% of our neighbors.) As bulbs burn out, we're replacing them with those that cost less to use. Hopefully, that will bring our bills down some. I can't see just throwing out all the good bulbs and replacing them with energy saving ones.

What are you doing with the latest in lighting options?
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To celebrate the New Year, GE Lighting is offering a giveaway for a home lighting makeover experience! This is a great opportunity to switch out your old dingy lighting with beautiful lighting options from GE Lighting’s soft white, LED, or reveal® bulb line.
You can enter here to win one of these three great GE Lighting Home Makeover packages:
  • Beautify House Makeover Package - $200 worth of GE bulbs 
  • Beautify Room Makeover Package - $100 worth of GE bulbs 
  • Bathroom Makeover Package - $30 worth of GE bulbs
GE Lighting is providing the product for this giveaway to help you learn about the different light bulbs available as the plethora of options can seem daunting at times.

Choosing the right bulb for each room can be easy if you remember these four steps: pick the right fit, choose the right brightness, select energy savings and lifetime of the bulb, plus the right color and effect. GE has created three infographics along with some videos to help you along the way to a brighter home as you compare bulbs and consider the four steps. Please visit the GE website for more information.

You can also watch this fun and stylish video featuring four hip tastemakers discussing the importance of good lighting and how quick and easy it is to do afresh lighting makeover for 2015.
Enter below on Rafflecopter for a chance to win one of the GE Lighting Home Makeover packages. Contest is open to U.S. residents only.
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  1. I need to change out my bulbs. I'm going to go over and see which bulbs I need to get to make the change. Thanks for the info & the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 ( at) aol (dot) com