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One Billion Bulbs Science Museum of Minnesota Bulbs Change Statistics

The website One Billion Bulbs want to help reduce pollution, energy consumption, and greenhouse gases by getting people worldwide to change their old-style incandescent light bulbs to new compact fluorescents. Their goal: one billion light bulbs changed.

They still have a ways to go. As of this morning, they were around 56,000.

Science Buzz has decided to help! We want to see how many light bulbs our devoted readers can change. If you’re interested, go to this site. Click on “Join the Group” and register. Then, as you change out your light bulbs, record your activity.

The home page of One Billion Bulbs lists the most active groups. We’d like to see Science Buzz on that list! Join now!.

Want to know how much money you’ll save, and how much pollution you’ll prevent, by changing to fluorescent bulbs? Use this handy calculator:


(How many Science Buzz readers does it take to change a light bulb? We’ll find out soon enough!)

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

I replaced 25 bulbs so far. I bought 10 extras but did not count them yet because they are not in sockets. Some of my bulbs have the mini-socket bulbs. I might replace those fixtures soon so I can use more CFLs.
Compact fluorescent lighting: Changing lightbulbs. photo by Art Oglesby
Compact fluorescent lighting: Changing lightbulbs. photo by Art Oglesby

posted on Fri, 04/27/2007 - 7:54pm
Alexis's picture
Alexis says:

I love to replace light bulbs we use fluorescent light to save electricity and as far as i know i am right! I love to talk to people about how to help the enviroment.....inconvenient truth is the movie that i love that talks about environment...starring...Al Gore...

Love me,

posted on Thu, 05/03/2007 - 11:54am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I have heard of these bulbs and I think they would look really cool in my room. You should try them, I am! Karla, age 10

posted on Tue, 05/01/2007 - 12:45pm
pappy's picture
pappy says:

I would love to use these bulbs in my room. They sound great! I have heard that they are more expensive, but last longer and use less electricty. They are said to be great for the earth. I'm sure I'll use them if we move again. I an thinking lime green, red and orange. Know I just have to come up with a room color!

posted on Tue, 05/01/2007 - 12:56pm
zachary's picture
zachary says:

i think it's good to use them, too!

posted on Thu, 05/03/2007 - 10:48am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i have fluorescent light bulbs in my room!!!

posted on Thu, 05/03/2007 - 11:55am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I have these really cool lights in me room that hang in mi curtans. I can not find any light bulbs to replace them becaue they are brocken....i also know how to know when your light bulb died.....shake it and if you hear a rattling sound than it is broken!

posted on Tue, 05/29/2007 - 2:06pm

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