Did you know that lighting accounts for nearly 20% of the average home's electric bill?
With Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs--more commonly known as CLFs--you can back some of that cost. CLFs last TEN times longer than incandescent lightbulbs, and pay for themselves in a little over six months.
PLUS, they're great for the environment because they uses 75% less energy which reduces the amount of mercury released into the atmosphere. In fact, ENERGY STAR qualified CLF bulbs release no mercury at all when they are in proper use!
So have your parents look into fluorescent bulbs. Save the planet, and your money too!
For more info, go to Energystar.gov
Go Green :)