Energy Efficient Lighting
Your hub for information on how to pick energy efficient lighting, United Power's LED rebate program and recycling old CFL bulbs.
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Today, there are more lighting options available on store shelves than ever before. Even with all the new choices, it's still simple to find the most efficient option – look for the ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR means high quality and performance, particularly in the following areas:
Color Quality – Consistent white light over the rated life
Light Output – Light must meet minimum levels for replacement claims, and is maintained through the end of rated life
Efficacy – More light (lumens) for less watts, 75 percent or more
Warranty – Three year minimum warranty
There are three types of lighting – LEDs, CFLs and incandescents. LEDs better convert energy into light, and are the most energy efficient option available. LEDs also provide a much longer bulb life and may even qualify for United Power rebates.