ENERGY STAR

Changing the world starts with simple actions, like changing a light. When you replace a light in your home with one that has earned the ENERGY STAR, you contribute to a cleaner environment while saving yourself energy, money, and time buying and changing lights in your home.

What is ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR gives you energy-efficient choices on light fixtures, lamps, and bulbs that prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE.) Without sacrificing performance, ENERGY STAR labeled products help consumers save energy and money, as well as help protect the environment by reducing air pollution and global warming associated with energy production.

ENERGY STAR Labeled Lighting
ENERGY STAR labeled light bulbs, fixtures, and ceiling fans meet strict energy-efficiency criteria without sacrificing performance. They are designed to fit the style of your home or office. The ENERGY STAR label is awarded to both hard-wired and portable fixtures, including table lamps, torchieres, suspended fixtures, ceiling and close-to-ceiling fixtures, sconces, outdoor fixtures, and cabinet, recessed, security, cove, and architectural lighting. ENERGY STAR labeled fixtures generally use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).

CFLs produce the same bright light as incandescent bulbs, but use up to 75 percent less energy. And CFLs last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

Ceiling fans with ENERGY STAR labels operate 40 percent more efficiently than conventional fans, resulting in 180 kWh or about $15 per year in electric savings.

Fun Facts

Make a difference! Change a Light and Change the World with ENERGY STAR qualified lighting products. For more information on ENERGY STAR, please visit www.energystar.gov.

For Builders: Click here for the revised ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Package criteria.

Sources:
1. www.energystar.gov
2. "Lighting", the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Energy (DOE), EPA 430F-01-028, October 2001
3. 2003 ENERGY STAR® Change a Light, Change the World Campaign MARKETING LANGUAGE


1. www.energystar.gov


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