Today I dropped into Chili‘s for lunch. I sat there for a while as my food was being prepared. I read the news on my cellphone. Just before my Old Timer arrived I looked up and noticed the light bulb was unusual. It was a new LED bulb. I looked around the restaurant and ALL the bulbs were LED. I was shocked and awesomed! I was going to ask the waitress if this was the only location that did that but expecting her to have no idea what I was talking about, I googled it on my phone. It turns out that ALL 827 Chili’s restaurants have switched saving up to $3.7 million dollars a year. No only do LED bulbs directly reduce energy usage but they do not give off all that heat that has to be removed by the air conditioner.
I am really impressed that Chili’s took this huge step and I’m really surprised that it wasn’t big news. I’m going to send a tip to the local news and newspapers in case they didn’t know. It is a very important story.
Huge thanks to Chili’s for being forward about this. I can only hope that other businesses and residents will take the cue and get with the energy saving program. It’s not about the cost. It is about the goodness.