Make the Right Choice for Effective Lighting in Your Home
With the impact of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) beginning in 2012, traditional incandescent light bulbs will be phased out. This will require you to get more involved in choosing the right light for the right application or situation in your home. Everything from bathroom, kitchen, dining room, and outdoor lighting to specific area and task lighting can be tailored to fit your needs. Our goal is to provide you the tools and information to choose the right light for the right location with the right performance in your home. It gets down to three common features that help you choose the right fit: brightness, color (appearance), and application.
*Compare lumens and wattage equivalents to determine the wattage of LED bulbs to select and ensure you get the brightness you desire.
When choosing the right lighting, read the label on the box to ensure it meets your brightness, color and application requirements (enclosed fixture, outdoor use, narrow or wide beam or dimmer control). Also be sure to use ENERGY STAR® approved lighting .
Lighting represents 10% of a typical home's energy usage. Take advantage of energy-efficient products, rebates, and tools to save energy and money.
Why ENERGY STAR® Approved Light Bulbs?
The ENERGY STAR® logo on packaging ensures the product has met strict energy efficiency guidelines and performance standards set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE). CFL and LED bulbs last longer and save dollars while giving the same amount of light as the standard bulbs they replace. This is why the Department of Energy says they use up to 75 percent less energy.