(CFL) Light Bulbs
It seems a little hard to believe, but if every home in the United States replaced just one light bulb with a light that has earned the ENERGY STAR rating, we would contribute to save enough energy to light 3 million homes for a year, and save about $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent 9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equivalent to those from about 800,000 cars. Wow, that’s incredible. That’s all the more reasons for Americans to become energy independent someday.
Earning the ENERGY STAR rating means products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Lighting products that have earned the ENERGY STAR use much less energy. Saving energy helps you save money on utility bills and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change.
An ENERGY STAR Qualified Compact Fluorescent Light bulb (CFL):
- can save more than $40 in electricity costs over its lifetime
- uses about 75% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and lasts up to 10 times longer
- produces about 75% less heat, so it’s safer to operate and can cut help cut energy costs associated with home cooling