If every American swapped just one lightbulb for an ENERGY STAR® labeled Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulb, it would collectively save more than $8 billion in energy costs and remove 2 million cars worth of greenhouse gas emissions from our atmosphere.
What Are LEDs?
- LEDs are Light Emitting Diodes
- LEDs also use much less energy than incandescent bulbs and can last for decades.
- LEDs don’t contain any mercury, which makes disposal easy.
- LEDs save money – The less energy it takes to light your house, the lower your electric bill will be. That’s why it’s a good idea to replace the lights you use most often with LEDs.
- LEDs last a long time – LEDs last far longer than standard bulbs. That makes them an excellent choice for lighting in hard-to-reach areas.
- LEDs produce good light – LEDs produce the same amount of light as incandescent bulbs while using significantly less energy.
- LEDs help fight global warming – LEDs use at least 2/3 less energy than standard bulbs to produce the same amount of light. When you use less energy, that means less energy must be generated by coal or natural gas-fired power plants, which create pollution that leads to global warming.
- Learn About Lumens – The new way to choose light bulbs.
Disposing of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
- If you have CFL bulbs, be sure to dispose of them properly.