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Commercial Light Fixtures ENERGY STAR qualified commercial light fixtures offer an unprecedented opportunity to save energy, maintenance and cooling costs and is a natural fit for cutting-edge renovation, new construction projects, or easy retrofits.

LED lighting originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR label in September, 2008. ENERGY STAR qualified commercial lighting:

  • Reduces energy costs - uses at least 75% less energy than incandescent lighting, saving on operating expenses.
  • Reduces maintenance costs - fluorescent lighting lasts at least 10 times longer than traditional incandescent lighting and qualified commercial LED lighting lasts 35 to 50 times longer.
  • Reduces cooling costs - ENERGY STAR qualified commercial light fixtures produce very little heat.
  • Is guaranteed - comes with a minimum three-year warranty — far beyond the industry standard.

Related Information:
Why Choose ENERGY STAR Qualified LED Lighting?
Learn About LEDs
Eligible Commercial Fixture Types
Eligible Residential Fixture Types


Current Specification Effective Date: April 2012

Learn How a Product Earns the Label


What else should I look for when buying commercial lighting?

Make sure you have a compatible dimmer switch if you want to dim your lights. Fixture manufacturers can provide a list of approved dimmers switches.

Make sure the color of the light is appropriate for the space - ask your supplier what colors are available.

Check back every few months - to see what new types of lighting products have earned ENERGY STAR. Like the early days of computers, lighting technology is advancing at an incredible rate.

ENERGY STAR only labels a LIMITED selection of commercial fixture types. Only the following commercial light fixture types are eligible for the ENERGY STAR. Accent lights such as line-voltage track lights, under cabinet task lights, portable desk task lights, downlights, recessed, pendant or surface-mounts The ENERGY STAR label is not available for typical commercial and industrial fixtures such as troffers or liner forms.

Related Information:
Planning A Lighting Upgrade In Your Building?


Did You Know?

Qualified commercial light fixtures use at least 75% less energy and last 10–50 times longer than incandescent lighting. Plus, qualified fixtures produce low heat and LED options provide optimal precision lighting for commercial applications.