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    Lighting Made Easy: Brighten our planet's future with ENERGY STAR®

    Even with all the new lighting choices, saving money on your electricity bill is still simple: Look for the ENERGY STAR for energy savings. No matter the technology or the performance claims, only bulbs with the ENERGY STAR symbol meet strict guidelines for efficiency and performance that set them apart.

    Look for the ENERGY STAR

    Energy star means high quality and performance. Bulbs with the symbol have been independently certified and undergone extensive testing.

    ENERGY STAR certified bulbs use less energy, so they cost less to operate than standard bulbs.

    And less energy means fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

    • Use up to 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs
    • Provide the same brightness (lumens) with less energy (watts)
    • Last 15-25 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs
    • Help protect the environment and prevent climate change

    Choosing the Right Brightness & Color

    Instead of watts, look for lumens to measure the brightness of the bulb.

    More lumens = more light.

    Look for the light output you need to match the brightness of your old standard bulbs.

    Old Standard Bulbs
    (Watts)
    ENERGY STAR Bulb Brightness
    (Minimum Lumens)
    100 watts 1,600 lumens
    60 watts 800 lumens
    40 watts 450 lumens

    Watts measure the amount of electricity a bulb needs to operate. ENERGY STAR certified bulbs provide the same brightness (lumens) with less energy (watts).

    ENERGY STAR certified bulbs are available in a wide range of colors. Light color, or appearance, matches a temperature on the Kelvin scale (K). Lower K means warmer, yellowish light, while higher K means cooler, bluer light.

    2200K 3000K 3500K 4100K 5000K 6500K
    WARM   COOL
    Soft White,
    Warm White
    Neutral White,
    Cool White
    Daylight

    Lifetime Savings

    ENERGY STAR certified bulbs last 15-25 times longer than standard bulbs.

    Saving money on your electricity bill is still simple: Look for the ENERGY STAR for energy savings. No matter the technology or the performance claims, only bulbs with the ENERGY STAR symbol meet strict guidelines for efficiency and performance that set them apart

    One ENERGY STAR certified light bulb prevents up to 354 kg of greenhouse gas emissions over its lifetime.

    Impact of ENERGY STAR

    Lighting an average home can use more energy than your clothes washer, refrigerator, and dishwasher combined.

    Nearly 60% of light bulb sockets in Canada still contain inefficient bulbs.

    If every household replaced just one light bulb with one that has earned the ENERGY STAR we would save enough energy to light over 500,000 homes for a whole year.

    Learn more at energystar.gc.ca.

    Natural Resources Canada’s ENERGY STAR program provides simple tips and information to help you save energy and money, and protect the climate.

 
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