HOW MUCH WILL JULIE SAVE ALTOGETHER?So now for the moment of truth - how much will Julie save after our lighting makeover? We swapped out a total of 11 halogen and 15 incandescent bulbs in Julie's house and her total annual savings (based on the cost per kWh noted on her past energy bills) comes to $411.36! Now, that's a lot of diapers! Don't forget to watch a video of the whole makeover above and click through a photo gallery for a play by play of our favorite highlights. And if you have a baby on the way or would just like to save some extra money on your monthly costs, don't be afraid to try your own lighting makeover in your own home!
IN TOTAL JULIE WILL SAVE:
$411.36 per year
If you read our enlightening “how to switch to LED bulbs” tutorial, you’ve hopefully already seen how much money and energy you can save by replacing your incandescent bulbs, but we wanted to make it even clearer how easy and effective a home light bulb makeover can be. We headed over to Brooklyn to give a light bulb overhaul to the managing editor of Inhabitots, our very own Julie Seguss! Julie is going to be a new mom in just a few months, so saving money is of the utmost importance right now, but she still wanted to keep her Park Slope home illuminated with a warm, bright glow. In just a few hours, the Inhabitat lighting makeover crew (aka Inhabitat editors Jill & Yuka) were able to swap out all of Julie’s electricity-guzzling incandescents and halogens with energy-efficient Philips LEDs, and we think you’ll be impressed with the monthly savings we tallied up for Julie at the end of the day. Check out our video above to see the whole makeover, and find out how much extra cash Julie and her husband will have after the makeover to spend on diapers and baby clothes!