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ENERGY STAR® Certified LEDs Can Be Both Beautiful and Energy-Efficient

Lighting accounts for about ten percent of the electricity use in the average U.S. home. LEDs (light emitting diode) provide the same amount of brightness as traditional bulbs but use up to 90% less energy. Each incandescent bulb you replace with an ENERGY STAR certified LED bulb can save you more than $100 in energy costs over the LED’s lifetime. Imagine if you replaced all of your light bulbs! 

ENERGY STAR certified LEDs come in a wide variety of styles, shapes, and sizes. They are available for many applications, including both indoor and outdoor lighting, and are often compatible with dimmers, motion detectors, and daylight sensors.



Learn more about ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs:


How to Choose the Right Light Bulb

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How ENERGY STAR Light Bulbs Help You Save

Why choose ENERGY STAR certified LEDs? Not all LEDs are the same. Light bulbs that have earned the ENERGY STAR have undergone extensive testing to ensure they will save energy and perform as promised. Lower-quality LED bulbs might flicker, fade, or shift in color over time. They also often have a much shorter lifetime compared to ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs, which have a lifetime of at least 15,000 hours. That’s 15 times longer than an incandescent bulb, which means once you switch to LEDs you might not need to change a light bulb for over 15 years. The chart below outlines lifetime savings that can be attributed to using an ENERGY STAR certified LED instead of an incandescent light bulb.


Example 800 Lumen Bulb Choices
(equivalent to 60 watt incandescent) 
ENERGY STAR Certified LED Incandescent
Energy Used
9 watts
60 watts
Lifetime 15,000 - 25,000 hours
(up to 21 years)
1,000 hours
(1 year)
Annual Operating Cost* $1.89 $12.61
Lifetime Savings ** $130 - $230
  1. * Assumes 3.2 hours of daily use at $0.18 cost per kWh  
  2. ** Lifetime Savings is calculated relative to the life of an incandescent bulb  


How to Read the Lighting Facts Label

The Lighting Facts Label is a tool to compare different light bulbs. The label provides a summary of a bulb’s light output (lumens), the amount of energy needed to light the product (watts), color of light (Kelvin), and whether or not it is dimmable.

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