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Lighting Legislation

Lighting choices are changing in favor of options that use less energy and new efficiency standards are helping the way we light our world to make it better and save more energy. Since 2012 standard 40-watt and 100-watt incandescent light bulbs must use 30% less energy to meet minimum efficient standards.

Now you can move foward and choose from better lighting technologies that are more energy-efficient such as CFL or LED options.

LEDs provide a highly energy-efficient and long-lasting lighting solution, that last up to 22 years and use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs.

CFLs are a common energy-efficient replacement option because they use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last more than 7 years.

For now:
You are not required to throw out your existing bulbs, and there is a range of specialty incandescent bulbs that are exceptions, including 3-ways, reflectors, appliance bulbs and some decorative options.

Understand these options and use them in favor of options that use less energy.

Did you know?
Lighting consumes up to 20% of the average household energy bill. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, changing a light could save us $40 billion in energy from 2012 to 2030.