Carbon dioxide released from energy production contributes to climate change. Participants generate power to light a city building and experience the difference in energy efficiency between LED and incandescent bulbs.
- Built Infrastructure
- Energy Use
How to Get this Kit
If you would like to borrow a CUSP climate change education kit, contact Pat McShea at McSheaP@CarnegieMNH.org. Please make requests at least one week in advance. Loans may be scheduled up to two months in advance.
- Do different lightbulbs have different energy needs?
- How do incandescent & LED lightbulbs differ?
- regarding energy needs?
- regarding lifespan?
- regarding cost?
Share how you used this kit with the CUSP team! Email us at LyonM@CarnegieMNH.org.
LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs use 75-80% less electricity than traditional incandescent bulbs and last 8-25 times longer. Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) use 75% less energy and last 10 times longer. Learn more
Incandescent bulbs waste 90% of the electricity they use—the waste is converted to heat. LED bulbs convert 40% or less of the electricity they use to heat. Learn more
Lighting accounts for about $10 of your home energy use. Switching your lightbulbs to energy-efficient bulbs could save you at least $50/year. New EISA standards could save US households nearly $6 billion in 2015 alone. Learn more