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Here are two things that nobody wants to see increase: your power bill and pollution.  Boo…Were going to show you a small step / you can take that can turn these arrows the other way. Yeah!

We’re focused on your friendly household light bulbs, the incandescent kind. The chances are there is one within a few feet of you right now.  Go ahead! Look around!  That light bulb is not cool any more.  It’s the VCR of light bulbs and it’s quickly becoming obsolete and for good reason.  It's being replaced by a new kind of bulb.  It’s called a compact fluorescent, or CFL and it’s an easy way for you to make a big difference.

Here are two reasons why.  

The real problem is coal which you use it to create over 50 percent of our electricity.  When you turn on a light bulb, most of the electricity that powers that bulb comes from burning coal.  When it’s burnt in power plants, CO2 and other pollution is released into the air. More burning coal equals more pollution. Not cool at all.  

If that wasn’t enough, coal also costs money.  The more you burn for electricity, the higher your power bill.  So the ultimate goal is to burn less coal by using less electricity.  

Here is why new light bulbs matter.  If you replace that old light bulb with a new CFL, you can save money and help prevent pollution at the same time.  Consider these three big points.

First, let's say you have lamped in your house that you leave on for one full year, 24/7. You start with the 750-hour incandescent bulb.  That lasts about a month.  This means that over a year, you’ll use about 12 bulbs for the lamp.  As sixty cents a bulb, that's about 7 dollars and 20 cents.  Now compare that to a single CFL / that costs about 4 dollars.  A CFL in the exact same lamp will last 10,000 hours. That's about the same as 13 regular light bulbs.  This should be clear, less hassle, less money.  

But the last two points are the big ones. Lighting accounts for, on average, about 20 dollars of 100 dollars monthly power bill and CFLs use one quarter of the power compared to an incandescent bulb.  This means that using CFLs can lower a 100-dollar of power bill to 85 dollars a month. That's cool.  

And finally, switching to CFLs can prevent hundreds of pounds of CO2 pollution each year. That pollution is a cause of global warming.  So you can see the point
. CFLs are simply a smarter way to light your home.  If you're still not convinced, note that these aren't the buzzing blue tube lights from the kitchen of your past.  


CFLs have come a long way lately. Popular mechanics did a blind study with new CFLs and participants preferred the CFL light compared to incandescent bulbs and they fit in the same fixtures. The question to ask is: Why not switch to CFLs? The next time you are at the store, pick up a four pack of CFLs and replace the bulbs that are on the most, maybe the porch lights. Then ask your friends.  Why haven’t you switched? Are you still watching movies for the VCR?


本帖最后由 Mickey_lee 于 2009-4-22 00:49 编辑

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If you're still not convinced, note that these aren't the buzzing blue tube lights from the kitchen of your past.  前面说造成CO2气,这里说如果还不能让你信服,那你就去看看你家里已经很久没有发出嗡鸣声的蓝色灯管?这个是什么意思
二最后一句Why haven’t you switched? Are you still watching movies for the VCR?
到底VCR和incandescent bulbs是什么关系啊?
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A:

1. 前面说了CFL三点优势,作者在这里来了句总结:"so you can see the point: CFL's are simply a smarter way to light your home”。后面又说,如果这还不能让你信服,那你该注意到,CFL可不是以前厨房里那嗡嗡作响的蓝管灯,意思是说CFL除了那三点优势之外,还不会像蓝管灯那样发出噪音,是种新型的照明灯。再次证明了用CFL是"a smarter way"。

2. 前文这样说到:“That light bulb (incandescent bulb) is not cool anymore. It's the VCR of light bulbs and it's quickly becoming obsolete”。作者把白炽灯比作照明灯中的“卡带式影像录放机”,以此说明它的过时。最后这里呼应了前文:为什么不换了它(白炽灯)呢?你难道还在用卡带式录放机在看电影吗?—— 录放机已经更新换代了,大家都看DVD了,灯泡也该换了。

一些个人理解,供你参考 --------Mickey
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我有两句没有看懂,希望高人指点
If you're still not convinced, note that these aren't the buzzing blue tube lights from the kitchen of your past.  前面说造成CO2气,这里说如果还不能让你信服,那你就去看 ...
kaingking 发表于 2009-4-21 18:23
在SE听力或理解过程中遇到困难,欢迎到Special版Q&A提问。一般情况下,我们希望听写区尽量都是大家的听写作业~~

关于你的第一个提问,我想是因为我在16#的作业分段没有分好给你带来的困扰。

“So you can see the point. CFLs are simply a smarter way to light your home.  If you're still not convinced, ..."应该作为新的一段。

根据前面说到的"three big points" -- Less
hassle (also less money), less power bill, and less CO2, 作者得出结论"CFLs are simply a smarter way to light your home." So, what he tried to convince the audience of is that CFLs are a smarter way to light your home, not anything else that relates to CO2.

关于第二个问题,其实作者是做了一个类比。VCR (
Video Cassette Recorder),可以理解成录像带。 ( 我想,现在很少人会通过看录像带来看影片了吧。偶小学时候还看。现在家里的录像机早已被家人遗忘在某个柜子了... 现在大家一般都是通过看DVD或去电影院来看电影的。)  所以,VCR就很out了...

同理,以前的灯泡与CFL相比,它们同样很out,属于以前的时代的东西了(说得夸张些)。 所以,把灯泡换成CFL吧~~ 紧跟时尚,呵呵。

希望我的解释可以帮助你理解。


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Here are two things that nobody wants to see increase: your power bills and pollution. Boo! We are going to show you a small step you can take that can turn these arrows to the other way. Yeah! We focus on your…house hot light bulbs, the incandescence kind, the chances are these: there are one more things that few fit of you right now. Go ahead! Look around. That light bulb is not cool any more, It’s the VCR of light bulbs. That is quickly becoming up slid and for good reason. It’s been replaced by a new kind of bulb, it’s called a Compact Fluorescent or CFL, and it is an easy way for you to make a big difference.
Here, two reasons why. The real problem is coal, which is used to create for 50%of our electricity. When you turn on the light bulb, most of the electricity that powers that bulb comes from burning coal. When it’s burning power plants, CO2 another pollution is released into the air, more burning coal equals more pollution, not cool at all. If that was enough ,coal also causes money, the more you burn for electricity, the higher your power bill, so the … goal is to burn less coal by using less electricity. Here is why new bulb’s matter. If you replace that all light bulb with the new CFL, you can save money and help prevent pollution at the same time.
Consider this three big points, first, let’s see if you have lamped you house you live on for one full year 24 7 you star with 7050 hours in conductance bulb, that lasts about a month, this means the over year you use about 12 bulbs for the lamp as 6 since bulbs, that’s about $7.20. Now compare that to a single CFL, it costs about $4.0. CFL is exactly the same lamp all last 1000 hours. That’s about the same as 13 regular light bulbs. That should be clearly: less h…, less money. But the last two points of the bigger one is: Lighting a…for on average about $20 of $100 among the power bill and CFLs use 1/4 of power compare to the incandescence bulbs, this means the using of CFL can lower $100 power bill to $85 a month, that’s cool.
And finally, switching to CFL can prevent hundreds of pounds of CO2 pollution each year that pollution is a cause of global warming. So you can see the point: CFLs are simply as smaller way to light you home. If you are still do not canvassed not these are the buzzing blue tube light for kitchen of you past. CFL has come a long way lately, popular mechanic set a … study with new CFL … prefer the CFL compared to in candescence bulbs, and they fit in the same features. The question to ask is: why not switch the CFLs. The next time you are in a store, pick up four packs of CFLs and place the bulbs that on the most, maybe the porch lights, then ask you friends why have you switched.
Are you still watching the movies for the VCR?
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本帖最后由 jessiyear 于 2009-4-22 16:46 编辑

我以为原文还没出来呢,原来在第二页啊,新手上路,请多关照

//您好,欢迎来SE。 一般情况下,为了保持版面的整齐,我们不鼓励桐子们发与听写无关的回帖。(会视为灌水哦。)想表达的话语可以同您的作业帖放在同一个帖子。 呵呵,16#不是原文,大家认真听,仔细改,一定能找出错误。    ---- jessiyear
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本帖最后由 jessiyear 于 2009-4-22 22:54 编辑

HomeWork:
[0:00.1] Here are two things the nobody wants to see in the increase, your power bill and pollution . We're going to show you the samll steps you can take that can turn  errors other way .
[0:13.3] We're focused on the friendly house light bulb they can  // .The chances are other one that   we  feel right now ,go ahead ,look around.
[0:22.0] That light bulb is not cool any more ,it's the VCR light bulb that's quickly becoming up to date and for good reason.
[0:29.1] It's been placed by a new kind of bulb, it's called // or CFL and the  easy way for you may make a big difference .Here two reasons why.
[0:38.0] The real problem is cool which you use it  to create over 50% about the electricity.
[0:42.8] When you turn on the light bulb, most of the electricity the powers that bulbs come through  burining coal.
[0:48.3] When the burning power plights, see you two another polllution the // leas and the air ,more burning coal equals more pollution. Now coal at all if that was not enough ,coal also costs money.
[0:59.8] The more you burn for the electricity ,the higher you power bill,so the // is burned like coal by using less electricity.
[1:07.1] Here is why new light bulbs matter. If you place that old light bulbs the CFL,  you can save money and help prevent pollution at the same time. Consider these three big points.
[1:17.6] First ,the // you have lighten your house easily for on for one full year 247 , you sought  //  when 70015-hour in // bulb that lasts about month.
[1:27.7] This means over year you use about 12 bulbs  for the lamp at 60 // bulb that's about 7 dollars and 20 cents.
[1:35.4] Now compare that to a single // that costs about four dollars ,the CFL exist the  same lamp or last 10 thousand hours that's about the same 13 regular  light bulbs. They should be clear, less house, less money.
[1:48.6] But the last two points of big // ,lighting // on average about twenty dollars of  one hundred dollars month power bill and CFL use one quarter  of the power compared to // bulb.
[2:00.9] This means the using CFL can lower one hundred dollar  power bill to 85 dollars a month. That's cool.
[2:07.5] And family,switching to CFL can prevent hundreds of pounds of // pollution each year,that pollution is cause of global warming ,so you  can see the point.
[2:16.7] CFLs are simply a samll way to light your home if you're   still not   convinced, // these // for the // of the  past .CFLs come along //.
[2:27.8] Public mechanic of the bland study with new CFLs and // compare the  //  bulbs ,and // in the same features.
[2:36.5] The question to ask is why not we use CFLs.[2:40.0] The next // store pick up for package and please  the bulbs on the most may be the purchased lights. They // the friends: why are you switched are you still watching moives with VCR?

呵呵~!不错的节目哈 第一次听写啦~~! 有没有标准的听写稿哈,想看看自己那些没听出来的地方是啥哈......

//你好,谢谢你对豆知识的支持。豆知识每周一期,每周末将由Mickey_lee版主做出整理稿。  ---- jessiyear
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Here are 2 things nobody want to see increase, your power bill and polution, boo... What is going to say a small step you can take that can ** in other way. Yeap... What is focus on your family house home light bulb, the** kind. The chances are there one of the few * right now. Go ahead. Look around. That light bulb doesn't cool any more. It is VCR light bulb. It is quickly becoming up sleed and for good reason. It is been replaced by  new kind of bulb. It's called compact for licent or CFL. And it is the easy way you can make difference. Here is two reasons why. The real problem is coal which use to create over 50% about our electricity. When you turn off the light bulb, most of the electricity that power that bulb come to burning coal. When it is burning power  plant, CO2 or other polution is released in the air. More burning coal equals more pollution. Not cool at all. Is that worse enough? Coals also cost money. The more you burn for electricity, the higher your power bill. So the op* goal is burning less coal by using less electricity. Here is why new bulbs matter. If you replace that old bulbs with the new CFL, you can save money and help to prevent pollution at the same time. Consider these 3 big points. First, let's say you have to light your house even it is on for one * year. 24*7. You start with 750 hours in * bulb. That lasts about a month. This means over year you use about 12 bulbs for the lamp. As ** bulb,  that is about 7.20$. Now compare that  to a single CFL, they cost about 4$. A CFL is exact the same lamp lasts 10,000 hours. That is about the same is 13 regular light bulbs. There should be clear, less ** , less money. But the last 2 points are the big ones. Light account for on average about 20$ of 100$ monthly power bill, and CFL use one quarter of the power compare to a * bulb. This means using CFL can lower 100$ power bill to 85$ a month. That's cool. And finally, switching to CFL can prevent hundreds of tons of CO2 pollution each year. That pollution cause global warming. So you can see the point, CFL are simply a smart way to light your home. If you don't *, note these are the buzzing blue * from ** past. CFL come a long way lately. Popular * study with new CFL,** prefer the CFL like a compared* bulb. And the * the same*. The question to ask is why not switch to CFLs. The next time you go to strore pick up the * of CFLs and place the bulbs on the most. Maybe the ** like when you ask your friends why have you stwiched, are you still watching movies with the VCR?
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HW

Here are two things that nobody wants see increase, your power bell and pollution. Bo~~. We are going to show you with more steps you can take that can this * the other way. Yeah~~. We focus on your household light bulb the * kind. right now. Go ahead. Look around. That light bulb is not cool anymore. It's the VCR light bulb * and for good reason. It's being replaced by new kind of bulb. It's called *,or CFL. It's a easy for you to make a big difference. Here three reasons why.
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on jessi~

Here are two things that nobody wants to see increase: your power bill and pollution.
Boo… We're going to show you a small step you can take that can turn these arrows the other way. Yay!


We're focused on your friendly household light bulb/s/, the incandescent kind. The chances are, there is one within a few feet of you right now.
Go ahead! Look around! That light bulb is not cool anymore.
It's the VCR of light bulbs and it's quickly becoming obsolete and for good reason.
It's being replaced by a new kind of bulb.
It's called a compact fluorescent, or CFL and it’s an easy way for you to make a big difference.


Here are two reasons why.


The real problem is coal which is used to create over 50 percent of our electricity.
When you turn on a light bulb, most of the electricity that powers that bulb comes from burning coal.
When it's burnt in power plants, CO2 and other pollution is released into the air. More burning coal equals more pollution. Not cool at all.


If that wasn't enough, coal also costs money.
The more you burn for electricity, the higher your power bill.
So the ultimate goal is to burn less coal by using less electricity.


Here is why new light bulbs matter.
If you replace that old light bulb with a new CFL, you can save money and help prevent pollution at the same time.
Consider these three big points.


First, let's say you have a lamp in your house that you leave on for one full year, 24/7. You start with a 750-hour incandescent bulb.
That lasts about a month.
This means that over a year, you'll use about 12 bulbs for the lamp.
At 60 cents a bulb, that's about 7 dollars and 20 cents.
Now compare that to a single CFL that costs about 4 dollars.
A CFL in the exact same lamp will last 10,000 hours. That's about the same as 13 regular light bulbs.
This should be clear - less hassle, less money.


But the last two points are the big ones. Lighting accounts for, on average, about 20 dollars of 100 dollars monthly power bill and CFLs use one quarter of the power compared to an incandescent bulb.
This means that using CFLs can lower a 100-dollar /of/ power bill to 85 dollars a month. That's cool.


And finally, switching to CFLs can prevent hundreds of pounds of CO2 pollution each year. That pollution is a cause of global warming.
So you can see the point: CFLs are simply a smarter way to light your home.
If you're still not convinced, note that these aren't the buzzing blue tube lights from the kitchen of your past.


CFLs have come a long way lately. Popular Mechanics did a blind study with new CFLs and participants preferred the CFL light compared to incandescent bulbs and they fit in the same fixtures. The question to ask is: Why not switch to CFLs? The next time you are at the store, pick up a four pack of CFLs and replace the bulbs that are on the most, maybe the porch lights. Then ask your friends, "Why haven't you switched? Are you still watching movies with a VCR?"


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HW:

Here are two things that nobody want to see increase, your power bill and pollution. Boo,
what we’re going to show is a small step you can take that can turn ….other way. Yeah!
We are focusing on a friendly house light bulb, the incandescent kind. The chances are there are one more few feed you right now. go ahead, look around.
That light bulb is not cool any more. It’s the VCR light bulb, and it is increasing becoming out of date and for good reason. It’s been replaced by a new kind of bulb, it’s called compact for lucent, or CFL, there is an easy way for you to make a big difference. Here is two reasons why.
The real problem is coal, which is used to create over 50 percent of electricity. When you turn on a bulb, most of the electricity that power that bulb comes from burning of coal, when it’s burning in power plants, CO2 and another pollution are released in the air, more burning coal equals more pollution. Not cool at all.
If that was not enough, coal also cost money, the more you burn for electricity, the higher your power bill, so the optimum goal is to burn less coal by using less electricity. Here is why new light bulb matter. If you replace that old light bulb with a new CFL, you can save money and help prevent pollution at the same time. Consider these three big points.
First, let’s say you have lent your house, you leave it on for one full year, 24/7, you start with the 750 hours incandescent bulb, that last about a month. This means that every year you used about 12 bulbs for the lamp, and six simple bulbs, that’s about 7 dollars and 20 cents. Now compared that to a single CFL, that cost about 4 dollars, the CFL exact same lamp that last 10,000 hours, that’s about the sum of 13 regular light bulbs. This should be clear, less hassle, less money.
But the last two points are the big ones, lighting a consful on average about 20 dollars of 100 dollar monthly power bill, and CFL use one quarter of the power compared to incandescent bulb. This means using CFL can low 100 dollars power bill to 85 dollars a month. that’s cool.
And finally, switching to CFL can prevent hundreds of tons of CO2 pollution each year, that pollution is called a global warming.
So you can see the point, CFL are simply a smart way to light your home. If you are still not convinced, note these aren’t the burnsing blue two blight in the kitchen of your past.
CFL has come a long way lately, popular mechanics that blinded study with new CFLs and participate preferring the CFL light compared to incandescent bulbs. And they / in the same fixtures. The question to ask is why not with the CFLs, the next time you enter the store, pick up a full pack of CFLs, in a placable that on the most, maybe the porch light, then ask your friends, why you switched, are you still watch moives with VCR?
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Here are two things that nobody wants to see increase: your power bill and pollution.  Boo! We're going to show you a small step you can take that can turn these errors the other way. Yay!

We're focused on your friendly household light bulb, the incandescent kind. The chances are, there is one within a few feet of you right now.  Go ahead! Look around! That light bulb is not cool anymore.  It's the VCR of light bulbs and it's quickly becoming obsolete and for good reason.  It's being replaced by a new kind of bulb.  It's called a compact *, or CFL and it's an easy way for you to make a big difference.

Here are two reasons why.  

The real problem is coal which is used to create over 50 percent of our electricity.  When you turn on a light bulb, most of the electricity that powers that bulb comes from burning coal.  When it's burnt in power plants, CO2 and other pollution is released into the air. More burning coal equals more pollution. Not cool at all.  

If that wasn't enough, coal also costs money.  The more you burn for electricity, the higher your power bill.  So the ultimate goal is to burn less coal by using less electricity.  

Here is why new light bulbs matter.  If you replace that old light bulb with a new CFL, you can save money and help prevent pollution at the same time.  Consider these three big points.

First, let's say you have a lamp in your house that you leave on for one full year, 24/7. You start with a 750-hour incandescent bulb.  That lasts about a month.  This means that over a year, you'll use about 12 bulbs for the lamp.  At 60 cents a bulb, that's about 7 dollars and 20 cents.  Now compare that to a single CFL that costs about 4 dollars.  A CFL in the exact same lamp will last 10,000 hours. That's about the same as 13 regular light bulbs.  This should be clear - less hassle, less money.  

But the last two points are the big ones. Lighting accounts for, on average, about 20 dollars of 100 dollars monthly power bill and CFLs use one quarter of the power compared to an incandescent bulb.  This means that using CFLs can lower a 100-dollar power bill to 85 dollars a month. That's cool.  

And finally, switching to CFLs can prevent hundreds of pounds of CO2 pollution each year. That pollution is a cause of global warming.  So you can see the point: CFLs are simply a smarter way to light your home.  If you're still not convinced, note that these aren't the buzzing blue tube lights from the kitchen of your past.  

CFLs have come a long way lately. Popular Mechanics did a blind study with new CFLs and participants preferred the CFL light compared to incandescent bulbs and they fit  the same fixtures. The question to ask is: Why not switch to CFLs? The next time you are at the store, pick up a four pack of CFLs and replace the bulbs that are on the most, maybe the porch lights. Then ask your friends, "Why haven't you switched? Are you still watching movies with a VCR?"
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本帖最后由 有钱小女巫 于 2009-5-26 18:14 编辑

HW:



Here are two things that nobody wants to see increase: your power bill and pollution. Boo!




We are going to show your a small step you can take that can turn these arrow


the other way. Yeah!



We're focused on the friendly household light bulb. The incandescent kind. The chances are, there is one within a few feet of you right now. Go ahead! Look around! That light bulb is not cool anymore. It's the VCR of light bulbs. And it’s quickly becoming obsolete and for good reason.




It's being replaced by a new kind of bulb. It's called a Compact Fluorescent or CFL and it's an easy way for you to make a big difference.




Here are two reasons why.




The real problem is coal which is used to create over 50% of our electricity. When you turn on a light bulb, most of the electricity that powers that bulb comes from burning coal. When is burned in power plants, CO2 and other pollution is released into the air. More burning coal equals more pollution. Not cool at all!



If that wasn't enough, coal also costs money. The more you burn for electricity , the higher your power bill. So the ultimate goal is to burn less coal by using less electricity.




Here's why new light bulbs matter. If you replace that old light bulb with a new CFL, you can save money and help preventing pollution at the same time.



Consider these three big points:




First, let's say you have lamp in your house that you leave on for one full year, 24/7. You start with the 750-hour incandescent bulb. That lasts about a month. This means that over a year, you'll use about 12 bulbs for the lamp. At 60 cents a bulb , that's about 7 dollars and 20 cents. Now compare that to a single CFL, the costs is about 4 dollars. A CFL in a exact same lamp last 10,000 hours.


That's about as same as 13 regular light bulbs. There should be clear--Less
hassle, less money.




But the last two points of the big ones.




Lighting account for, on average, about 20 dollars of a 100 dollars monthly power bill. And CFL uses one quarter of the power compared to an incandescent bulb. This means that using CFL can lower a 100-dollar power bill to 85 dollars a month. That's cool.




And finally, switching to CFLs can prevent hundreds of pounds of CO2 pollution each year. That pollution is a cause of global warming.




So you can see the point: CFLs are simply a smart way to light your home. If you are still not convinced, note that these aren’t the buzzing blue tube lights from the kitchen of your past.




CFLs have come a long way lately. Popular Mechanics did a blind study with new CFLs and participants preferred the CFL light compared to incandescent bulbs, and they fit the same fixtures.




The question to ask is: why not switch to the CFLs?

The next time you
at the store, pick up a four package of CFLs and replace the bulbs that are on the most, maybe the porch lights. Then ask you friends ,why haven't you switched? Are you still watching movies with a VCR?”



Words and expressions:
Incandescent light: 白炽灯,发白光的
Obsolete : out of date, no longer in use 老掉牙
Fluorescent: 荧光的
Participant: a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
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homewore
Here are two things that nobody wants to see increase: your power bill and pollution.
Boo! We're going to show you a small step you can take that can turn these arrows the other way. Yay!


We're focused on your friendly household light bulb, the incandescent kind. The chances are, there is one within a few feet of you right now.
Go ahead! Look around! That light bulb is not cool anymore.
It's the VCR of light bulbs and it's quickly becoming obsolete and for good reason.
It's being replaced by a new kind of bulb.
It's called a compact fluorescent, or CFL and it's an easy way for you to make a big difference.


Here are two reasons why.


The real problem is coal which is used to create over 50 percent of our electricity.
When you turn on a light bulb, most of the electricity that powers that bulb comes from burning coal.
When it's burnt in power plants, CO2 and other pollution is released into the air. More burning coal equals more pollution. Not cool at all.


If that wasn't enough, coal also costs money.
The more you burn for electricity, the higher your power bill.
So the ultimate goal is to burn less coal by using less electricity.


Here is why new light bulbs matter.
If you replace that old light bulb with a new CFL, you can save money and help prevent pollution at the same time.
Consider these three big points.


First, let's say you have a lamp in your house that you leave on for one full year, 24/7. You start with a 750-hour incandescent bulb.
That lasts about a month.
This means that over a year, you'll use about 12 bulbs for the lamp.
At 60 cents a bulb, that's about 7 dollars and 20 cents.
Now compare that to a single CFL that costs about 4 dollars.
A CFL in the exact same lamp will last 10,000 hours. That's about the same as 13 regular light bulbs.
This should be clear - less hassle, less money.


But the last two points are the big ones. Lighting accounts for, on average, about 20 dollars of 100 dollars monthly power bill and CFLs use one quarter of the power compared to an incandescent bulb.
This means that using CFLs can lower a 100-dollar power bill to 85 dollars a month. That's cool.


And finally, switching to CFLs can prevent hundreds of pounds of CO2 pollution each year. That pollution is a cause of global warming.
So you can see the point: CFLs are simply a smarter way to light your home.
If you're still not convinced, note that these aren't the buzzing blue tube lights from the kitchen of your past.


CFLs have come a long way lately. Popular Mechanics did a blind study with new CFLs and participants preferred the CFL light compared to incandescent bulbs and they fit in the same fixtures. The question to ask is: Why not switch to CFLs? The next time you are at the store, pick up a four pack of CFLs and replace the bulbs that are on the most, maybe the porch lights. Then ask your friends, "Why haven't you switched? Are you still watching movies with a VCR?"

Here are two things that nobody wants to see in Christ increase: your power build bill and pollution.  Boo! We're going to show you a small step you can take that can turn these arrows the other way. Yay! We're focused on your friendly household light bulb, the incandescent kind. The chances are, there is one with within a few feet that of you right now.  Go ahead! Look around! That light bulb is not cool anymore.  It's the VCR of light bulbs and it's quickly becoming obsolete and for good reason.  It's being replaced by a new kind of bulb.  It's called a compact fluorescent, or CFL and it's an easy way for you to make a big difference. Here are two reasons why. The real problem is coal which is used to create over 50 percent of our electricity.  When you turn on a light bulb, most of the electricity that powers that bulb comes from burning coal.  When it's burnt in power plain plants, CO2 and other pollution is released into the air. More burning coal equals more pollution. Not cool at all. If that wasn't enough, coal also costs money.  The more you burn for electricity, the higher your power bulidbill.  So the outerman ultimate goal is to burn less coal by using less electricity. Here is why new light bulbs matter.  If you replace that old light bulb but with a new CFL, you can save money and help the prevent pollution at the same time. Consider these three big points. First, let's say you have a lamp in your house that you lift leave on for one four full year, 24/7. You start with a 750-hour incandescent bulb.  That lasts about a month.  This means that over a year, you'll use about 12 bulbs for the lamp.  At 60 cents a bulb, that's about 7 dollars and 20 cents.  Now compare that to a single CFL that costs about 4 dollars.  A CFL in the exact same lamp will last 10,000 hours. That's about the same as 13 regular light bulbs.  This should be clear less hazel hassle, less money. But the last two points are the big ones. Lighting accounts for, on average, about 20 dollars of 100 dollars monthly power bulid bill and CFLs use one quarter of the power compared to an incandescent bulb.  This means that using CFLs can lower a 100-dollar power bill to 85 dollars a month. That's cool. And finally, switching to CFLs can prevent hundreds of pounds of CO2 pollution each year. That pollution is a cause of global warming.  So you can see the point: CFLs are simply a smarter way to light your home.  If you're still not convinced, note that these aren't the buzzing two blue tube lights from the kitchen of your past. CFLs have come a long way lately. Popular Mechanics did a blind study with new CFLs and participants preferred the CFL light compared to incandescent bulbs and they fit in the same fixtures. The question to ask is: Why not switch to CFLs? The next time you are at the store, pick up a  four pack of CFLs and replace the bulbs that are on the most, maybe the parch porch lights. Then ask your friends, "Why haven't you switched? Are you still watching movies with a VCR?"
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