Light the Moment this ENERGY STAR Day
Today the U.S. EPA and people across the country are celebrating ENERGY STAR Day, an opportunity to highlight all of the great things we are doing collectively to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. So, how do you plan on celebrating? If you are at a loss for ideas, here is an easy one—use this celebration as a chance to do something great for your wallet and the environment by switching out an incandescent light bulb for an LED that has earned the ENERGY STAR.
Did you know?
- ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs use 70-90% less energy than incandescent bulbs, and last at least 15 times longer.
- A single light bulb that has earned the ENERGY STAR can save over $55 in electricity costs over it lifetime.
- Only bulbs that have earned the ENERGY STAR label have been independently certified and undergone extensive testing to assure that they will save energy and perform as promised.
Throughout 2017, ENERGY STAR and its partners have been working towards a goal of helping consumers change out 300 million inefficient light bulbs to certified LED bulbs in just one year. Together, we could save about $1.5 billion dollars in annual energy bills, and prevent 17 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions.
If you think that most people already know and understand the benefits of certified LED lighting, you would be mistaken. According to a new report by the ENERGY STAR program, less than 30% of U.S. light bulb sales in 2016 were LED, and most consumers have little knowledge about the various light-bulb options available to them. The good news is that the ENERGY STAR program predicts that American consumers are about to experience a game-changer in terms of lighting their homes, as LED bulbs become the dominant light bulb technology within the next three years. Continued consumer education and rebates by utility programs across the country will play a significant role in that adoption, helping to make this technology as well known and affordable as the inefficient bulbs that American consumers are so used to purchasing.
So, are you ready to make a difference this ENERGY STAR Day? Switch out an old, inefficient bulb for an LED that has earned the ENERGY STAR, and Light the Moment today!