Friday, July 25 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:43:41 GMT
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Friday, July 18 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:01:07 GMT
Two decades ago, it was Air Jordans that had a whole generation believing, "It's gotta be the shoes." Today, LeBron James makes millions off shoes, too. It's still all about the shoes, and it turns outMore >>
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Friday, July 18 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:52:23 GMT
Eye level placement, slow music and "10 for $10" deals are just some of the gimmicks grocery stores have used for years trying to get you to buy more. VCU marketing professor Dr. Thomas Myers said,More >>
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Thursday, July 10 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-07-10 22:15:02 GMT
A Richmond company helps save the newly insured time, money and headaches. For those who've never purchased a health insurance policy, the process can be confusing and downright expensive and the AffordableMore >>
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Friday, June 13 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-06-13 21:45:13 GMT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -
Say goodbye to 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs and their inexpensive pricetag. Get ready to shell out a little more for your energy efficient replacement.
Starting January 1 2013, there will be no more made or imported into the U.S. Jude Miller, Store Operations Manager at Home Depot discussed their value.
"When they first came out, they were a little expensive, but now very cost effective," Miller said.
Compact fluorescent prices have stayed the same, but LED's are getting cheaper. Two years ago, this string of 300 LED dome lights was $11.47. Now it's only $10.98.
"LED's are much brighter, have a longer life," Miller told us.
A few years ago, you could pay $30 for just one LED bulb. Now, several manufacturers make bulbs for a fraction of that price, plus they use much less energy.
"The average bulb that was 60 watts on the energy efficient bulbs you're going to run about 9 watts," Miller said.
This kilowatt will measure how much you'll spend in energy. The 60-watt incandescent bulb is $.42, but it will cost you more than $30 a year to use. Switching to the 14-watt CFLs that are little more at $1.50, they'll run you about $13 a year. That is $17 less than the incandescent. Upgrading to the $13 9 1/2-watt LEDs brings the energy price down to less than $9 a year.
Totaling those costs you'll spend $31.95 for the traditional, $21.55 for the LEDs and only $14.64 for the CFLs.
Richmond area residents are already ahead of the curve when it comes to buying energy efficient light bulbs. Home Depot compiled data from all of its locations to see which areas buy the most bulbs per capita. The Richmond market made the top 35.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyMore >>
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:11:00 GMT
It's no exaggeration to say history is about to unfold tomorrow in Downtown Richmond. Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen are going on trial, battling corruption charges and battling to saveMore >>
It's no exaggeration to say history is about to unfold Monday in Downtown Richmond. Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen are going on trial, battling corruption charges and battling to saveMore >>
Monday, July 28 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:25:29 GMT
Chesterfield Police are looking for the man who they said ran from officers Sunday night. The chase started about 8 p.m. Sunday night along James Street near Virginia State University. Officers saidMore >>
Chesterfield Police are looking for the man who they said ran from officers Sunday night. More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:00:55 GMT
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Sara Bruehl, 18, was killed after a stranger shot her in the head, while she was driving, 15 years ago this summer. Sara's mother is using every avenue, including social media, to hunt down her daughter's killer.More >>