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Energy efficient compact flourescent bulbs cheaper in Michigan

Andrew Norton

This is from the AP via the Detroit News.

LANSING -- Michigan officials say now is the time to buy energy-efficient light bulbs because they are being sold at a reduced rate.

Starting Wednesday, about 500,000 compact fluorescent bulbs will be available for as little as 99 cents at Kroger, Meijer and Menards stores across the state. They also will be sold at Ace Hardware stores in the Lansing area and Upper Peninsula.

The bulbs are cheaper thanks in part to a state grant.

I have installed compact flourescent bulbs in all of our heavily-used light fixtures. They give off less heat, use less electricity, and provide a light that I find is no different than the traditional incandescent bulbs. For those not in the know, $.99 per bulb is a really good deal, plus they last much longer than incandescent bulbs.