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Little Actions, Big Impacts

Did you know the energy use in your home produces twice the amount of air pollution as your car?

But a change as small as switching from incandescent light bulbs to ENERGY STAR certified LED light bulbs can greatly reduce your environmental impact.table next to couch with lamp and candle

How, you ask?

  • If every American home replaced their five most frequently used light fixtures or bulbs with ENERGY STAR products, the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from their combined energy savings would be the same as taking 5 MILLION cars off the road.
  • One ENERGY STAR LED light bulb replaces about 25 incandescent light bulbs because it lasts 25 times longer than the average light bulb. If you use 50 light bulbs in your home, during the life of the energy-efficient bulbs, you've reduced the number of light bulbs you throw away from 1,250 to 50. This reduces waste and the pollution associated with manufacturing, transportation, energy production, and disposal.

Cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions is a crucial element in preventing climate change and making a positive impact on the environment. A lot of little actions can add up to a big impact!

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ENERGY STAR lighting products have undergone rigorous testing and are independently certified to perform the way you expect them to.  They come in many styles and colors to help beautify your home. You can choose the light that suits your needs – from task lighting, to mood lighting, or lights that dim.

Making the switch to ENERGY STAR lighting is easier than ever! Visit http://www.energystar.gov/rebate-finder for special offers in your area. Or check out TCP Lighting’s national offer – a weekly giveaway of $100 worth of TCP ENERGY STAR LED light bulbs to one lucky winner each week. To enter, visit TCP Lighting’s Facebook page and comment on their weekly contest post.


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