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Energy Efficient Lighting Quiz

by Chris Johnson

How much power are you saving with your lights? Take this brief quiz to find out how much you really know about energy efficient lighting, and what you can do to reduce your electricity usage. At the end of the quiz, you'll receive a grade based on your energy-saving knowledge, and information about how much money you can save with energy efficient lights.

How Energy Efficient Are You?
With the rising cost of electricity, finding more efficient sources of energy can not only help you save money, but also help reduce your carbon footprint on the world. With standard incandescent light bulbs being phased out, how much do you know about the alternatives, including compact fluorescent light bulbs? Are they really more efficient? How many kinds are there? Are they dangerous? Do they only produce one color of light? Find out the answers to these questions and more by taking our Energy Consciousness Quiz! We will help you find out how energy efficient you are and how much more efficient you could be.

Start the Quiz

How much more energy efficient are CFL light bulbs compared to standard incandescent lamps?
  • Twice as efficient
  • Four times as efficient
  • Six times as efficient
  • Not more efficient at all
Energy efficient CFLs can be used in the following light fixtures:
  • Table lamps
  • Recessed lighting
  • Ceiling fixtures
  • All of the above
What is the average lifespan for an energy efficient CFL light bulb?
  • 3 years
  • 6 years
  • 9 years
  • 12 years
Energy efficient CFLs use how much less energy than standard incandescent light bulbs?
  • 25% less
  • 55% less
  • 65% less
  • 75% less
While it is true that energy efficient CFL light bulbs contain Mercury, how much Mercury is actually in each lamp?
  • 2 milligrams
  • 4 milligrams
  • 6 milligrams
  • 8 milligrams
How many different types of energy efficient CFL light bulbs are there?
  • Two
  • Four
  • Six
  • Eight
Which of these energy efficient CFL types is the most common in homes today?
  • Spiral lamp
  • Standard lamp
  • Globe lamp
  • Triple tube lamp
Light color for energy efficient CFLs is measured on what scale?
  • Lumens
  • Watts
  • Kelvin
  • Amps
Although energy efficient CFL light bulbs cost more, how long after installation do they begin to pay for themselves?
  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
To get the most effectiveness and savings from your CFLs, what is the minimum amount of time you should keep them on?
  • 10 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • 30 minutes
  • 60 minutes
Do you turn off your lights when you leave the room?
  • Yes, I always try to remember to turn off lights when I leave the room.
  • No, I often forget and end up leaving many lights on.
When you go on vacation, do you put timers on your lights?
  • Yes, I keep them on timers.
  • No, I leave them off the entire time.
How many light bulbs do you have in your home?

Of those light bulbs, how many are energy efficient?

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