Commercial Purchasing Guide
ENERGY STAR qualified LED lighting offers energy-saving options for commercial spaces, such as shelf-mounted and recessed lighting, as well as outdoor lighting. A fixture with LEDs is a seamless unit, built to last for many years. Find ENERGY STAR qualified LED lighting at home centers, lighting showrooms, and specialty stores.
What do I need to know before I buy an LED lighting product?
- Ask for ENERGY STAR — tell your supplier or procurement official to only buy ENERGY STAR qualified — for good quality and a minimum three-year warranty.
- 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 LED lighting products will be eligible for ENERGY STAR. Like the early days of computers, LED lighting technology is advancing at an incredible rate.
DID YOU KNOW?
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates there are at least 500 million recessed lights installed in U.S. homes and more than 20 million are sold each year!
ENERGY STAR qualified LED recessed down lights can decrease energy use by 75 percent or more.