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Discounted CFLs: Save money and energy.

We’ve partnered with  District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) to offer discounted GE CFLs in our DC stores* through Sept. 30, 2012. This program lets you stock up on CFLs and truly realize energy savings (about $42 or more in energy costs over the life of the bulb).

Not sure exactly what kind of CFL you need? Check out this lighting guide or stop by one of our stores and talk to an associate about what will work best in your home.
*This promotion is only at Tenleytown Ace, Glover Park, Logan and 5th Street Ace Hardware, but we carry CFL bulbs at all of our stores.

Save energy with discounted CFLs

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Bring on the Glow of CFL

This is a nice replacement for that incandescent glow. $9.99 (3268935)

That darn government done took away 100 watt incandescent bulbs. They aren’t gone yet, but lighting manufacturers won’t be making them anymore (starting…right…NOW) and this will force the issue of consumers transitioning to CFLs. And now we’ve arrived at the Sophie’s Choice of our free and capitalist society: Freedom to Choose Your Own Dang Lightbulb v.s Saving Money in a Cruddy Economy. Choice or $$$. Choice or $$$.

Watch Lou Manfredini on The Today Show break down everything you need to know about the transition to CFL. He has the facts.

We say: This is a no-brainer folks. Give up the glow of incandescent bulbs. Switching over the six most-used bulbs in your home to CFLs can save $60 a year in energy bills (a typical house has about 50 bulbs total). Keep in mind you will replace these CFLs infrequently; 1 CFL equals 8 standard bulbs in life of the bulb. The trick with purchasing is to go for the name brands. They are engineered well and will last a long time.

Watts v. Lumens: This is the new measurement for lighting. Here’s a conversion chart:

40 watt bulb: 400-500 lumens
60 watt bulb: 700-800 lumens
100 watt bulb: 1500-1700 lumens

We recycle CFLs. Bring them buy. Free. Any location.