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    Energy-Efficient Lighting

    If every American swapped just one lightbulb for an ENERGY STAR® labeled 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 energy efficient light bulbs.

    LEDs are Light Emitting Diodes. LEDs also use much less energy than incandescent bulbs and they 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 CFLs

    If you have CFL bulbs, be sure to dispose of them properly