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Compact Fluorescent Lamps

If you have this...

standard bulbs

Incandescent Light Bulbs

in exhaust hoods and walk-ins

- 85% of energy wasted as heat
- lifespan of 750 to 1000 hours
- initial cost of about 50¢ each

Then you need this...

compact fluorescents

Compact Fluorescent Lamps

in exhaust hoods and walk-ins

- only 25% of energy wasted as heat
- lifespan of 7,500 to 10,000 hours
- initial cost of about $10 each
Old Wattages:
Exhaust hood: 4 x 75W = 300W
Walk-in freezer: 2 x 75W = 150W
Walk-in refrigerator: 2 x 75W = 150W
Total Wattage: 600W

New Wattages:
Exhaust hood: 4 x 23W = 92W
Walk-in freezer: 2 x 23W = 46W
Refrigerator: 2 x 23W = 46W
Total Wattage: 184W


Note: a 23W compact fluorescent lamp will give as much or more light output than a 75W light bulb.

Yearly Energy Cost: $525*


Yearly Energy Cost: $160*

 

Average Payback: < 4 Months*


For best results:
- Always remember to purchase ENERGY STAR® Compact Fluorescent Lamps.
- For exhaust hoods, purchase lamps approved for "Totally Enclosed Fixtures."
- Lamps cannot be installed over high temperature appliances, such as broilers.
- For freezers, purchase lamps approved for temperatures below 0°F.

- For more information, there is a Tip Sheet available by clicking this link. (.pdf, 23KB)


*Based on electric rate of $0.15 per kWh and 8,760 hours of operation per year.
$0.15 per kWh is a typical rate for CA restaurant customers.