I hope you East-Coasters are enjoying the beautiful snow! For those of you in non-snowed-in areas - I hope you all are keeping warm and toasty and enjoying winter's delights. Now that 2011 has hit its stride Inhabitat is looking forward to an exciting lineup of spring events, fresh new features, and eye-opening interviews over the course of the next few weeks. This week we're thrilled to roll out two brand new editorial series - our Green Home Experts series where we interview industry leaders about practical tips to green your home, and our Green Lighting 101 series where we explore the past, present, and future of energy-efficient lighting.
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Switch to LED Bulbs to Save Energy and Cash!
Lighting accounts for roughly 15% of your home's energy use, and energy-efficient lights can reduce that drain by 50%-75%, so if you haven't already made the switch to more efficient bulbs there's no time like the present. We're big fans of Philips' energy-efficient AmbientLED bulbs, which are built to last for 15 years or 25,000 hours of illumination, and their energy-saving design can shave hundreds of dollars off your electricity bill. To learn more about these bulbs (and receive a $10 rebate), visit the Great Light Switch, and be sure to check out Philips' Beautiful Light Program to see you're eligable for an instant discount from your local utility company!