What type of fixture should I get?
ENERGY STAR certified lighting offers energy-saving options for both in and outside the home, such as recessed lighting and outdoor porch lights. An ENERGY STAR fixture is built to last for many years. Ask your local retailer for ENERGY STAR certified lighting.
Things to consider when purchasing your new light fixture:
- Look for the ENERGY STAR label for good quality, a minimum three-year warranty and long life (light sources last 15 times longer).
- Make sure you have a compatible dimmer switch if you want to dim your lights. Fixture manufacturers can provide a list of approved dimmer switches.
- Make sure you like the color of the light; there are lots of options, check out the Color and Mood page.
- Consult this purchasing guide (PDF, 652 KB) for an easy way to find the perfect bulb for your fixture.
ENERGY STAR Downlights Program Requirements Version 1.0 (Effective November 16, 2023)
ENERGY STAR Luminaires Program Requirements Version 2.2 (Effective August 15, 2019, through December 31, 2024)
Light fixtures originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR label in 1997 with the introduction of LED lighting in September 2008.
Make the most of every life moment by lighting them with ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs. Only LED bulbs that have earned the ENERGY STAR label are independently certified to deliver the quality and performance you deserve. With ENERGY STAR you get:
- Quality: Whatever the moment, there’s an ENERGY STAR certified LED light perfect for maximizing the impact.
- Light Distribution: ENERGY STAR LED bulbs light the small, intimate moments AND the big, busy ones.
- Long-life: Lasting over 13 years, an ENERGY STAR certified LED bulb will be there for all the moments it witnesses.
- Environmental Protection: Protecting the planet for future generations so we can continue to experience special moments for years to come.
- Energy Savings: Every ENERGY STAR certified bulb you use in your home will save you $5 in electricity bills each year.