High Efficiency Lighting Program
But did you know in the average U.S. home, lighting can account for as much as 20% of the electric bill? The easiest way to start saving energy in your home today is to replace your standard incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. By installing energy-efficient lighting, you can reduce your energy use and its effects on the environment.
Why use CFL bulbs?
CFL bulbs last longer and use less energy than standard incandescent bulbs. In recent years, CFLs have proven to be the most significant lighting advancement developed for home use.
CFL bulbs offer the same amount of light with a twist.
When purchasing new light bulbs for your home, consider purchasing ENERGY STAR®-qualified CFL bulbs. Look for a CFL with a similar or higher lumen output as the incandescent bulb you're replacing. For more information and a guide to help you select the proper CFL for your home or business, visit ENERGY STAR® online at energystar.gov.
Numerical Lighting Facts from ENERGY STAR®