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DIY Summer Project: Renovate with ENERGY STAR LED Lighting!

LED Renovation

Looking for a great summer do-it-yourself (DIY) project? Well, you’ve come to the right place: renovate your home with ENERGY STAR LED lighting! Updating the lighting in your home can be one of the easiest and cheapest renovation projects, making it the perfect project for summer. Plus, LED bulbs use less energy, giving off less heat than incandescent bulbs, so they are literally cooler!

Need some convincing? Here’s why ENERGY STAR LED bulbs and fixtures are the BRIGHT choice

ENERGY STAR's Lighting Made Easy infographic detailing the benefits of LED lighting.

Let’s take it ROOM-by-ROOM

A brightly lit kitchen showing lighting fixture options.

Ever ask yourself, ʺWhich fixtures should I use in different areas of my home? ʺ Not to worry – we’ve got tips for every room in your home, and ENERGY STAR LED fixtures come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit all your renovation needs. Let’s start with the kitchen!

Used for both entertaining and cooking, kitchen lighting needs to be inviting AND functional! There's a range of fixtures to create the ambience you want, while properly displaying the natural colors of food and providing you with the work light you need.

A sketch of a kitchen showing lighting fixture options.

  • A) Under-cabinet lighting provides direct illumination of kitchen work surfaces, and are out of sight! 
  • B) Recessed ceiling lighting provides accent and task light!
  • C) Pendant fixtures are great over high-use areas, like a table or breakfast nook.
  • D) Architectural lighting – for significant renovations, talk to your contractor about light fixtures that blend into your home’s architecture.