ENERGY STAR CFLs reach 20% Market Share

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Americans are more than making good on their pledges to help fight climate change by replacing their light bulbs with ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs (compact fluorescent light bulbs). EPA estimates that ENERGY STAR CFL sales for 2007 were nearly double what they were in 2006, accounting for about 20% of the light bulb market in the U.S. To date, the national ENERGY STAR Change a Light campaign has received more than 1.2 million pledges from Americans across the country to change nearly 4 million light bulbs to ENERGY STAR CFLs. This means a potential savings of more than $100 million in energy costs and the prevention of more than 1.5 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.