Top LED & CFL Cities In US (Map)

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This is pretty cool. A representative of The Home Depot recently sent along this map. As she wrote in the email to me: “The Home Depot combined its U.S. store sales numbers with 2010 Census data for a per capita look at which areas of the country are the top adopters of LED and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs – offering a behind-the-scenes look at energy-efficient bulb adoption.” (Note: if you can’t read the note in the bottom-left corner, it notes that the markets included in the study had a minimum population of 100,000.)

Pretty interesting, eh?

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13 thoughts on “Top LED & CFL Cities In US (Map)

  • The split down the middle of the map is rather striking. It shows just about all of the major population centers in the east and on the west coast, but absolutely nothing in the plains and mountains. Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Denver, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque… what is is about this region that seems to makes them less likely to adopt efficient bulbs?

    • That’s conservative, right-wing country you’re looking at.

      Their media frequently demonizes efficiency.

      • People of all stripes like saving money. Notice Houston makes the map but not Minneapolis, so the political theory doesn’t apply there. The cities in the center of the country just aren’t as big as the major coastal metropolis hubs.

      • The #1 thing us conservatives like to save is our own money.

        • That’s conservative, type 1.

          There are multiple versions.

      • I considered that, but I don’t think it explains the *complete* lack of representation there. Other equally conservative areas are all lit up, and the the cities are generally more blue than the rural areas anyway. You’d think there’d be at least a couple of spots in that region.

          • The difference in cost of electricity is a very good point. Another consideration is the availability of rebates from utilities. I’m don’t know all the details but bet that rebates are much more common at the coasts.

    • yeah, i almost commented on that. not many big cities there. though, i’m surprised one of CO’s large cities didn’t make the cut. curious as well.

  • Zach, did she share any other learnings that they have had in introducing LEDs?

  • The story does not include data from sales at Lowes and Menards. In MN, Menards out sells Home depot (probably by as much as 2 to 1).

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