Switching from traditional lighting to ENERGY STAR certified lighting is a smart move. With energy savings of 70-90% or more, you can save between $30 and $80 in electricity costs over each bulbs lifetime. The new light bulb standards only require bulbs to be at least 27% more efficient - that leaves a lot of savings on the table.
By replacing your home's five most frequently used light fixtures or the bulbs in them with models that have earned the ENERGY STAR, you can save $40 each year.
The average U.S. home has about 50 light fixtures - if you change your five most frequently used light fixtures or the bulbs in them with models that have earned the ENERGY STAR, you can save $40 each year.
ENERGY STAR certified lighting lasts about 10 to 25 times longer than traditional light bulbs. An ENERGY STAR CFL bulb in your first grader's room will last until she's a teenager. An ENERGY STAR LED bulb in your newborn's nursery will last until he or she leaves for college. Spend more time enjoying life and less time on the ladder changing your light bulbs.
If every American home replaced their 5 most frequently used light fixtures or the bulbs in them with ones that have earned the ENERGY STAR, we would save $5 billion each year in energy costs and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions from 5 million cars.
If every decorative light string purchased in the United States this year earned the ENERGY STAR, we would: