Nearly 70% of light bulb sockets in the U.S. still contain inefficient light bulbs. EPA is challenging Americans to switch out their inefficient bulbs with 20 million ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs by Earth Day 2014.
Replacing 20 million traditional bulbs with ENERGY STAR LED bulbs will save Americans more than $118 million in energy costs and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equal to those from more than 150,000 vehicles, every year.
Switching from traditional lighting to ENERGY STAR certified lighting is a smart move. With energy savings of 75% or more you can save about $6 per bulb or about $14 a fixture annually on your energy bill. The new light bulb standards only require bulbs to be 25% 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 $70 each year.
The average U.S. home has about 30 light fixtures; a simple switch to ENERGY STAR lighting can earn you more than $400 savings per year on your electric bill!
ENERGY STAR certified lighting lasts – about 10 – 50 times longer than traditional light bulbs. A CFL in your first grader's room will last until she's a teenager. An LED downlight in your newborn's nursery will last until he leaves for college. Spend more time enjoying life and less time on the ladder changing 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 $8 billion each year in energy costs and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions from 10 million cars.
If every decorative light string purchased in the United States this year earned the ENERGY STAR, we would: