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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
ENERGY STAR Bulb Brightness
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,
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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