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Switch on with energy efficient light bulbs

With the cost of living seemingly increasing every week, many Australians are keen to discover new ways to cut down on their monthly utility bills.

Of course, the best way to reduce the impact of rising electricity prices is through an electricity comparison check to ensure you are with the best energy supplier to suit your needs.

But there are plenty of other ways you can help minimise the amount of power you're using in your home or office, and the best part is, you'll be doing your part to help protect the environment as well.

One powerful tool for cutting back on electricity usage is the humble energy efficient light bulb.

These bulbs might seem more expensive when you're picking them off the supermarket shelves, but it's important to think of the long term rather than just the immediate impact.

According to the Victorian government, the average incandescent light bulb has an average lifespan of around 1,000 hours.

That might seem impressive, but when stacked up against a fluorescent light bulb which can last for up to 8,000 hours, it is clear to see which side has the advantage.

The impact of switching to energy efficient light bulbs can bring serious benefits, saving up to 80 per cent on energy according to Bunnings Warehouse, so why not consider making the switch today.

Posted by Charlie Moore