[CS-FSLUG] OT: Converting from Incandescent to Flourescent Lights

EnzoAeneas enzoaeneas at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 22:42:26 CST 2008

I would love to see what you have completed so far. I am attempting to 
reduce costs at my church, but haven't had the tim eto do the adequate 
research to put together a a good presentation. Would you mind emailing 
me some of your work? I will be sure to give you credit for your hard work.

--Kevin James

enzoaeneas at gmail.com

Don Parris wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been working on a project to convert my home from incandescent to 
> fluorescent lights.  At work, I am creating a short how-to about this 
> for the employees, as part of my involvement in the Clean Air Works 
> project.  Here's the fun part.  I used OOo (could have used any old 
> spreadsheet I suppose) to create a spreadsheet to calculate things like:
> <> what percentage of my house is currently converted
> <> cost savings (by electrical cost and by bulb purchases)
> <> CO2 emissions reduced
> <> comparisons between current conversion progress and what I can 
> expect when I complete my conversion
> <> basic light bulb prices (I used my local Wal-Mart, so you should 
> change the Price sheet for your situation)
> I would be happy to share the spreadsheet with others who might be 
> interested.  You may need to make some changes for your own situation, 
> but I've done the legwork.  The biggest changes will entail:
> <> adding new rooms and/or light bulb types on the Conversion Progress 
> Sheet
> <> adding new columns for 100-Watt bulbs and any additional 
> watt-ratings for CFLs
> As an example, I currently expect to save over $730 in electrical 
> costs and reduce my CO2 emissions by roughly 8700 lbs (over 10,000 
> hours of light bulb use), at my current rate.  When I finish, it will 
> be closer to $1600 and 18,000 lbs.  That comes out to saving/reducing 
> $104/1242 lbs per year.
> If anyone is interested, just let me know.
> Blessings,
> Don
> -- 
> D.C. Parris
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