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Setting a Romantic Mood with Dimmable Lighting

Looking for more romance in your life this Valentine’s Day? Setting a romantic mood starts with the right lighting. Dimmable ENERGY STAR certified LED light bulbs are the simple choice for a Soulmateable, Charmable, Handholdable Valentine’s Day. 

Plus, 3 out of 4 Americans surveyed agree – dimmable lighting is important. So on this Valentine’s Day, or any moment where lighting helps set the mood, choose dimmable ENERGY STAR certified LED light bulbs.

Beyond romance, ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs use less energy, save money, and help protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. What’s more, they are independently certified to deliver higher quality and performance, dim to as low as 20% of full brightness, and come with a 3 year warranty.

Most ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs are dimmable. Check out the package to be sure. Visit the manufacturer-provided URL for a list of recommended dimmers.When shopping for a dimmable bulb to set the mood this Valentine’s Day, follow these easy tips:

  • Don’t settle: Look for the ENERGY STAR. Every dimmable ENERGY STAR certified LED bulb will have the word “dimmable” right on the front of the package.
  • now that you may have to kiss a few frogs to find your prince or princess: Be prepared to try different dimmable bulbs. Not every bulb works well with every dimmer switch. If you don’t find a compatible match with your current dimmer, consider changing the switch, or you can return the bulb and try a different one.
  • Customize the look and feel of your space: ENERGY STAR LED bulbs come in different shades, from a soft warm glow to a whiter, crisper light.  Whatever you and your Valentine prefer, make sure you pick the same shade of bulb for lighting that shares the same space.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to soften the lighting in your home, dimmable ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs have you covered. For more about choosing ENERGY STAR certified LED lighting throughout your home, check out the ENERGY STAR website or download this purchasing guide. Happy Valentine’s Day from ENERGY STAR!

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About the Author: As the Lighting Marketing Lead for the ENERGY STAR program, Dan Cronin works with retailers, manufacturers, EEPS, and utilities to encourage consumers to purchase ENERGY STAR certified lighting products. To that end, Mr. Cronin creates educational materials and digital tools to simplify the otherwise complicated world of efficient lighting. Prior to joining EPA in 2015, Mr. Cronin supported the ENERGY STAR third-party certification program at ICF International.