The phasing out of incandescent light bulbs across our country suggests that compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs are the more efficient alternatives, but how much more efficient are they? Which is the biggest Energy Hog and which consumes the least energy?
As we are always looking for ways to help you save energy at home we put three types of light bulbs to the test. LED vs. CFL vs. Incandescent were compared over an eight-hour period, and the results will speak for themselves.
We want to help you save energy at home! Watch our Energy Hog video below and send us a photo or a video of an appliance or electronic in your home that uses a lot of energy and you will be entered into a draw for a chance to win energy efficiency prizes.
Each month, we will award three participants with an energy efficiency prize to help them conserve energy at home. There are a variety of prizes up for grabs including LED dimmable light bulbs, sensor lights, flashlights, reading lights, toaster ovens, fleece blankets, insulated shopping bags and much more.
October is National Energy Awareness month and we want to help you save energy. Tell us what you’ll be doing this month to conserve energy, and help the environment, and you’ll be entered in weekly draws for a chance to win energy efficiency prizes.
Each week we will award five participants with a prize to help them conserve energy at home. In order to participate, you must be part of FortisAlberta’s service territory. There are a variety of prizes up for grabs including fleece velour blankets, LED dimmable light bulbs, flashlights, reading lights, and much more.
Earth Hour took place on Saturday, March 19, from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. and 25 communities within our service territory participated. This year, grants were increased to a total of $15,000 to be allocated to the top three communities with reduced consumption to enable municipalities to create or enhance energy efficiencies in their communities.
“Communities came up with their own unique ways to reduce energy consumption during Earth Hour,” says Natasha Russell, Corporate Communications Advisor. “Residents were encouraged to turn off unnecessary lights and were also encouraged to participate in community events.”
The winners of the Earth Hour grants are those communities that are identified to have had the lowest electricity consumption during Earth Hour, as compared to the same hour on the previous Saturday. The percentage decrease was used to determine the winners of the grants.
During Earth Hour, Canadians were called on to join other countries in sending a strong global message – that this is the year we change climate change.
Earth Hour is held every year in late March, around the time of the Spring and Autumn equinoxes in the northern and southern hemispheres. This is when sunset times are almost the same in both hemispheres. Organizers say this ensures the greatest visual impact for a global 'lights out' event. The ninth annual Earth Hour took place at 8:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 28, 2015. On this day, six continents, 120 countries, and 24 time zones were united as a global community, making their voices heard through the individual action of turning off the lights. Earth Hour shows how great things can be achieved when people come together for a common cause.