Brighter days ahead for you and me.

by Ron Rothenberg, 4 Buyers Real Estate

It’s almost Springtime. Today, I noticed some of my daffodils and crocuses are starting to push their way up through the soil and towards the bright sun. The days are brighter, too, I was calculating as I was driving home this sunny afternoon that the sun is as high in the sky as it is in early September. Even brighter days will certainly be here soon, tra-la.

Did you know you could make your bulbs 20% brighter just by cleaning the dirt off of them? No, not your daffodils, your light bulbs.

Whether you use incandescent, compact fluorescent or LED bulbs, you get about 20% more visible light from a bulb that’s clean, and I know you haven’t cleaned your bulbs in a long, long time.

The visible light grows dimmer gradually and you don’t notice that the world is slowly becoming darker.

LED and CF bulbs last longer than incandescents, so they’re probably the dirtiest by now since it’s been so long since you had to replace one.

And clean the lampshades, too, while you’re at it, that will give you more visible light, too.

Turn off your lamps, let the bulb cool, then clean with a rag and some glass cleaner. Now, enjoy that free extra light.