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Replacing traditional incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) is a simple way to save energy in your home everyday; without having to spend a lot of money.

Discounted LEDs

  • Visit Home Depot and Costco stores.
  • Look for discount PNM prices on select LED models.
  • You can also purchase discounted LEDs online at the Energy Federation Incorporated (EFI) online store for PNM residential electric customers.

Discounted CFLs

You can also purchase discounted CFLs online at the Energy Federation Incorporated (EFI) online store for PNM residential electric customers.

Did you know?

  • CFLs use 75 percent less electricity than traditional incandescent light bulbs.
  • CFLs last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
  • By using a CFL in a frequently used lamp, you can save about $30 or more in electricity costs over each bulb’s lifetime.
  • CFLs produce about 75 percent less heat, so they’re safer to operate and can cut energy costs associated with home cooling.
  • You could shave as much as $65 per year off your electric bill by replacing incandescent bulbs with CFLs.

How to choose the right CFL

Choosing the right CFL is easy; use the table below to determine the wattage of the CFL that will provide the same amount of light, or lumens, as the incandescent bulb that you are replacing.

Incandescent Watts CFL Watts Lumens Replacement savings per bulb, per year
(approximately)
60
13
800
$3.80
75
20
1100
$4.50
100
25
1600
$6.00
150
40
2600
$9.00

 

Use CFLs safely

Since all fluorescent lights contain a small amount of mercury, care should be taken when disposing of a used compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) or cleaning up a broken one. Learn more about the safe use and proper disposal of CFLs.

  • It’s only when a fluorescent bulb breaks that the mercury is released.
  • The mercury is safely sealed in the glass tubing when a bulb is intact or in use.