Kids Energy Zone

New Bulb On The Block

Touchstone Energy’s favorite mascot, CFL Charlie, has gotten really busy recently. Traveling around the country on planes, trains and cars can get really lonely. So, he got a friend. Say hello to LED Lucy! She is bright, energy intelligent, and bedazzled from head to toe.

Federal lighting standards started shifting away from traditional light bulbs in 2012. CFL Charlie and LED Lucy want to make sure members know all about lighting options.

CFL Charlie—and other bulbs like him—the most common and economical efficient light bulb on the market. The swirly style is linked to the concept of efficient lighting, but some consumers haven’t warmed to the design. CFLs offer 75 percent energy savings over traditional incandescent bulbs and pay for themselves in 9 months, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. This light bulb uses up to 80% less energy than most bulbs, and is made without filament, which means they are more durable than the others.

To learn more about LED Lucy and CFL Charlie, visit Kids Energy Zone (link is external) for more information.