During May and June of last year Little Shop of Stories replaced the majority of its light bulbs. Incandescent spotlights were switched out for LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes). There is a Decatur Metro post about this here. Working with the wonderful folks at Intown Ace Hardware, Little Shop invested over $1,000 with the hope of recouping costs within a year.
Actually, the LEDs paid for themselves in electricity savings alone in less than six months. Georgia Power bills were reduced by an amazing 23%. Only one bulb (out of over 80) has burned out.
Less electricity, better quality light, quick return on investment — a win/win/win situation!
Anna Quindlen, author of Still Life With Bread Crumbs (to be interviewed by Atlanta’s own award-winning author Melissa Faye Greene) Thursday, March 13th at 7pm, Carter Center Library, tickets are available here.
Sarah Mlynowski, author of Don’t Even Think About It, Friday, March 14th at 7pm, Little Shop of Stories, free.
WABE producer Kate Sweeney, author of American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning, Friday, March 14th at 7:30pm, Manuel’s Tavern, free.