Camp residents look back to happier times when power and water were provided for free by Del Monte. It was very wasteful! I am happy that the Camp Administration office is taking a more proactive stance regarding energy conservation in the Camp. Apparently the reason why there had been several brownouts lately is because of overloading. At a meeting today (1pm for Purok Aries), one of the agenda was to tell residents to switch to CFL.
For the uninitiated, these are the advantages of CFLs (direct quotes from this site )
- CFLs are up to four times more efficient than incandescent bulbs. You can replace a 100 watt incandescent bulb with a 22 watt CFL for the same amount of light as CFLs use 50 – 80% less energy than incandescent lights.
- While initially they may cost more, CFLs are less expensive in the long run as they last much longer than incandescent bulbs. And since CFLs use 1/3 the electricity and last up to 10 times as long as incandescent bulbs, they are much less expensive to operate. You will see a noticeable change in your electricity bills once you change over to CFLs.
- You can do your part in reducing carbon emissions by changing over to CFLs. Just one bulb can reduce a half-ton of CO2 out of the atmosphere over the life of the bulb.
- CFLs are highly versatile and can be used in any setting that you would normally use incandescent bulbs. They come in enough shapes and sizes that you can use them for recessed fixtures, table lamps, track lighting, or ceiling lighting. 3-way CFLs and CFLs that work with dimmers are also now available.