Step 1: Change those energy wasting lightbulbs!

DONE!!! 🙂

Join Greenpeace 7 Step Climate Campaign

According to Greenpeace 7 Steps initiative, Step #1 is to change old incandescent lightbulbs with new Compact Flourescent Lightbulbs (CFLs).
Thanks to my friend DAde that suggested me to check on IKEA for a complete set of CFL types, I brought about 400 euros of new lights! 😉

So here it’s a quick report of the big swith:

  • 2 x GARAGE
    • Package = single item
    • Type = Globe
    • Connector = E27
    • Power = 20 W (Equivalent to 85W)
    • Light = 1000 lumen
    • Life = 10’000h
    • Energy Efficiency = B
    • Instant on = NO
    • Part Number #00131416
    • Price = € 6.18
  • 33 x DINING ROOM & KITCHEN
    • Package = pair items
    • Type = Candelabra
    • Connector = E14
    • Power = 5 W (Equivalent to 25W)
    • Light = 170 lumen
    • Life = 10’000h
    • Energy Efficiency = B
    • Instant on = NO
    • Part Number #00131384
    • Price = € 9.37 (4.68 each)
  • 2 x BATHROOM
    • Package = single item
    • Type = Triple Tube
    • Connector = E27
    • Power = 20W (Equivalent to 100W)
    • Light = 1300 lumen
    • Life = 10’000h
    • Energy Efficiency = A
    • Instant on = NO
    • Part Number #40131419
    • Price = € 4.68

  • 2 x SITTING ROOM
    • Package = triad items
    • Type = Double Tube
    • Connector = E27
    • Power = 11 W (Equivalent to 60W)
    • Light = 600 lumen
    • Life = 6’000h
    • Energy Efficiency = A
    • Instant on = YES
    • Part Number #40067729
    • Price = € 5.56 (1.85 each)

  • 2 x BEDROOM
    • Package = double items
    • Type = Globe
    • Connector = E27
    • Power = 11 W (Equivalent to 50W)
    • Light = 530 lumen
    • Life = 10’000h
    • Energy Efficiency = B
    • Instant on = NO
    • Part Number #90131407
    • Price = € 10.37 (€5.18 each)
  • 1 x BATHROOM MIRROR
    • Package = double items
    • Type = Globe
    • Connector = E14
    • Power = 7 W (Equivalent to 30W)
    • Light = 260 lumen
    • Life = 10’000h
    • Energy Efficiency = B
    • Instant on = NO
    • Part Number #60131404
    • Price = € 10.37 (€5.18 each)

Total = 2x 6.18 + 33x 9.37 + 2x 4.68 + 2x 5.56 + 2x 10.37 + 1x 10.37 = € 373.16

Q&A with Stanford foreign policy expert Larry Diamond on assassination of Benazir Bhutto

The tragic Dec. 27 assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan, poses great challenges to that nation’s move to full democracy, while underscoring its importance in the war against terrorism. To gain some perspective on the situation, the Stanford News Service asked a few of the most pressing questions to Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor (by courtesy) of political science and sociology, and coordinator of the Democracy Program at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

CFL Lamp types

Spiral Lamps

These bulbs are designed as a continuous tube in a spiral shape which has similar outside shape and light casting qualities to a standard incandescent bulb. Spiral CFL bulbs are made in several sizes to fit most common fixtures.

Triple Tube Lamps

These CFLs have more tubing in a smaller area, which generates even more light in a shorter bulb. They pack high light output into a very small space and can be used in fixtures designed for incandescent bulbs, such as table lamps, reading lamps, open hanging lamps, and bare bulb applications.

Standard Lamps

These are spiral lamps with a dome cover. They are designed to give the appearance of the traditional light bulb for consumers looking for the more familiar light bulb appearance. The glass diffuser provides a quality of light similar to the ‘soft-white’ type of incandescent bulbs.

Globe Lamps

This shape is commonly used in bathroom vanity mirrors or open hanging lamps, and bare bulb applications. Bathroom vanities usually require multiple bulbs, which generate radiant heat. The CFL globe will reduce this heat buildup while saving energy. The glass diffuser provides a soft-white light.

Flood Lamps

These lamps are designed to be ideal for recessed and track lighting fixtures, indoors and outdoors. They provide diffused, soft, white light, and generate less heat than will an incandescent flood or a halogen bulb.

Candelabra

The screw-in torpedo-shape and the small-base of this bulb is designed for smaller light fixtures throughout the house, from chandeliers to sconces. To use a smaller candelabra-based bulb in a regular socket, you can use a socket reducer, available at many hardware stores and home improvement centers.