Lighting

 

An ENERGY STAR qualified
LED light bulb
can last 25,000 hours









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If every American home replaced just one light with a light that's earned the ENERGY STAR, we would save enough energy to light 3 million homes for a year, save about $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent 9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equivalent to those from about 800,000 cars.

Light bulbs (CFLs)

Earning the ENERGY STAR means products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Lighting products that have earned the ENERGY STAR deliver exceptional features, while using less energy. Saving energy helps you save money on utility bills and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change.

An ENERGY STAR Qualified Compact Fluorescent Light bulb (CFL):

  • can save more than $40 in electricity costs over its lifetime
  • uses about 75% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and lasts up to 10 times longer
  • produces about 75% less heat, so it's safer to operate and can cut energy costs associated with home cooling
An ENERGY STAR qualified LED light bulb can last 25,000 hours. That means based on normal use, a bulb installed in a newborn's nursery won't have to be changed until he or she graduates from college!

LED Light Bulbs

An ENERGY STAR qualified LED bulb:

  • Uses at least 75 percent less energy and lasts at least 15 times longer than an incandescent bulb.
  • Has efficiency as good as or better than fluorescent lighting.
  • Turns on instantly – there is no warm-up time.
  • Allows for precise placement of light due to the directional nature of LEDs.
  • Produces far less heat than an incandescent, which can reduce air-conditioning needs.
  • Is durable – performs well outdoors and in cold temperatures.
By replacing the five most frequently used light fixtures in your home with ENERGY STAR qualified models, you can save $70 each year in energy costs.

Light Fixtures

Earning the ENERGY STAR means products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Lighting products that have earned the ENERGY STAR deliver exceptional features, while using less energy. Saving energy helps you save money on utility bills and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change. Light fixtures that have earned the ENERGY STAR combine quality and attractive design with the highest levels of energy efficiency available today.

ENERGY STAR Qualified Fixtures:

  • use 1/4 the energy of traditional lighting.
  • save money on energy bills and bulb replacements, with bulbs that must last at least 10,000 hours (about seven years of regular use).
  • distribute light more efficiently and evenly than standard fixtures.
  • come in hundreds of decorative styles including portable fixtures — such as table, desk and floor lamps — and hard-wired options such as front porch, dining room, kitchen ceiling and under-cabinet, hallway ceiling and wall, bathroom vanity fixtures, and more
  • deliver convenient features such as dimming on some indoor models and automatic daylight shut-off and motion sensors on outdoor models.
  • can be found at most home centers, lighting showrooms, and specialty stores.
  • carry a two year warranty — double the industry standard.
ENERGY STAR qualified ceiling fans with lights are over 50% more efficient than conventional fan/light units, saving you $165 in energy costs over the fan's lifetime.

Fans, Ceiling

FanEarning the ENERGY STAR means products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Lighting products that have earned the ENERGY STAR deliver exceptional features, while using less energy. Saving energy helps you save money on utility bills and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change.

ENERGY STAR Qualified ceiling fan/light combination units:

  • are over 50% more efficient than conventional fan/light units, which can save you more than $15 per year on utility bills.
  • use improved motors and blade designs.

If your fan doesn't include lighting, be sure to purchase an ENERGY STAR qualified light kit. This lighting is efficient and long lasting, so you won't have to make frequent bulb changes.


Information Source: ENERGY STAR

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