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Free Smartphone App Estimates Savings from Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

Owners of Apple and Android mobile devices can now get fast, accurate and free estimates for how much money they can save off electric bills by switching from incandescent light bulbs to more energy-efficient bulbs.

The free Light Bulb Finder app by Eco Hatchery, an energy efficiency and conservation product developer based in Milwaukee, Wis., provides on-the-spot savings estimates for each bulb that consumers are considering switching out, allowing for individual bulbs to be strategically replaced based on cost and payback.

Additionally, the app helps consumers buy their lighting upgrades by building shopping lists for compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and light emitting diodes (LEDs) at local retail stores or online.

According to Eco Hatchery, the average U.S. consumer can save over $120 a year by switching to CFL bulbs or LEDs.

The Light Bulb Finder app is available for iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and Android devices through their respective app stores.


Free App Calculates Eco-Lighting Savings,” Reuters, July 25, 2011.

8/18/2011 8:14:00 AM
in Energy Savings Energy Education