Green Lighting

Greening America

On your next visit, see if you can tell the difference in our store lighting. We’ve begun the first phase of implementing green lighting with the use of compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), an Energy Star-rated bulb. Benefits include:

  • Monthly cost savings of $108; full payback in 3.8 months (CFLs use about a quarter of the energy of incandescent bulbs and last 10 times longer)
  • Improved quality of in-store lighting (i.e. richer color spectrum)
  • Longevity of bulbs (1.6 years based on current usage)
  • Support of a local business

Thanks to Douglas Duschatko, President of Austin-based Caltex Efficient Energy, for selecting Ten Thousand Villages as a model store and giving us a competitive rate.