Energy-Efficient Lighting

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?

  • LED Light BulbLEDs 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.

Why Switch

  • 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)