The efficient light bulb market continues to expand as more bulb varieties -- such as dimmable or three-way bulbs -- become available. It can be difficult to know which newer model bulbs to choose when replacing older, less efficient bulbs.
"Our customers tell us it is difficult to compare incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescents (CFLs), so selecting a bulb with the light quality and fit they are looking for can be troublesome,"
The Light Bulb Finder app is available to Massachusetts electric utility and energy efficiency service provider customers as a free download on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android™ devices. To download the app, visit the app store on a mobile device and search for "Light Bulb Finder." Customers begin by entering their zip code so that the app can connect them to bulb discounts available at local retailers and via the app.
Users then enter information about their light fixture, current bulb and usage, and the app recommends the efficient bulb that best matches the desired appearance, light quality and usage. For each recommendation, the app provides the payback period, annual cost savings, bulb lifetime savings and annual CO2 emissions. Users can create shopping lists and purchase efficient bulbs directly through the app or in person at participating local retail stores identified by the app.
The Light Bulb Finder is an energy efficiency resource offered by Massachusetts' electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers as part of Mass Save.
About Mass Save: Mass Save® is an initiative sponsored by Massachusetts' gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers. The Sponsors of Mass Save work closely with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to provide a wide range of services, incentives, trainings, and information promoting energy efficiency that help residents and businesses manage energy use and related costs.
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Eco Hatchery is a sustainability technology and services firm specializing in energy efficiency software and mobile applications. The flagship Light Bulb Finder mobile app combines a user-friendly interface with e-commerce, location-based marketing and reporting of users’ aggregate energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. For more information on the app and community efficiency programs, please visit www.ecohatchery.com and www.lightbulbfinder.net. Connect with Light Bulb Finder on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/