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 01/01/07

Walmart Markets Energy Saving Bulbs

In a move to improve its image and help the environment, retail giant Walmart is pushing flourescent bulbs as a replacement for wasteful incandescent bulbs.

"A compact fluorescent has clear advantages over the widely used incandescent light it uses 75 percent less electricity, lasts 10 times longer, produces 450 pounds fewer greenhouse gases from power plants and saves consumers $30 over the life of each bulb. But it is eight times as expensive as a traditional bulb, gives off a harsher light and has a peculiar appearance."

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/02/business/02bulb.html?ex=1167714000

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