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Lighting Options for Your Home

Innovation is driving lighting technologies toward greater energy efficiency.
As the market transitions, here are options to consider as you look to increase
energy savings…
February 2012

2013 60W January 1. 60W inside frosted. décor. Enlighten America . wall sconces. three years as minimum standards for Today’s 40W. your home. As of January 1. and post top decorative lanterns. The provisions in this law General service incandescent light bulbs do not are intended to reduce energy usage and greenhouse include specialty. See the table below for details. table and floor lamps.S. and 100W increased efficiency are phased-in. or chandelier light gas emissions and enable the U. the 100W incandescent light bulb was no longer General service incandescent light manufactured for use in the United States. one year earlier. the (LED) technologies. (EISA) was signed into law. In with the New New standards set the stage for a transition to energy efficiency HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. bulbs are basic light bulbs with medium On January 1. such as overhead light fixtures. 60W. and in 2014. the Energy Independence and Security Act entrance fixtures. because lighting accounts for about 12% of the energy use in homes. Effective Dates for Efficiency Standards* Current Wattage (Manufactured on or after) 100W January 1. efficiency standards take effect one year earlier. these effective dates will occur Volts. 75W. to be less bulbs. dependent on foreign sources of energy. and soft white. By the Lamp Section of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Some of you may have heard or read about the You use them in a variety of fixtures in and around transition to more energy efficient light bulbs.. incandescents will cease. 3-way. The transition to more energy efficient light One of the provisions establishes efficiency bulbs will occur over the course of standards for several types of light bulbs. bulbs do not meet these new efficiency compact fluorescent. 2013. 2012 75W January 1. 2014 40W January 1. consumer. © 2012 – National Electrical Manufacturers Association..Lighting Options for Your Home 3 Out with the Old. outdoor In 2007. fan light kits. This is important to you. In the State one level of light and operate at 120-130 of California. 2012. They provide and 40W bulbs will follow suit. the production of 75W screw bases and finishes including clear. 2014 *For California. More general service incandescent light efficient light bulbs will include halogen. and solid state standards.

000 hours for longer than general service incandescents. 3000K. the EPA sets FLUORESCENT LAMP standards for some lighting products to assure users (CFL) of the quality of the energy saving products they are Compact fluorescent (CFL) purchasing. Retailers are (2700K. Enlighten America . bulbs are another option. Not all compact fluorescent bulbs can be used in Halogen bulbs have wattages all incandescent applications. of light that is neither warm nor cool. if you want make replacements for today’s 25W. CFL bulbs are made to produce SOLID STATE (LED or different variations of white light.) are numerical starting to carry this newest indicators of the appearance of the light emitted by family of bulbs. © 2012 – National Electrical Manufacturers Association. 4100K. appropriately disposed of in accordance with state so these bulbs can be used in and/or municipal hazardous waste ordinances. they You have several technology options for increasing contain a very small amount of mercury to ensure your energy savings. For the first time. on and off frequently. including operation on they look like the incandescent bulbs you are used incandescent dimmers. The advantages of CFL bulbs are that they use greenhouse gas emissions. in enclosed fixtures. bulb life is much longer. These bulbs will deliver about designated 4100K. Watch for the ENERGY STAR® logo on the packaging for these bulbs. If you want a warm. federal about 75% less energy and last from 6 to 16 times law sets a minimum rated life of 1. or in to buying. 40W. if you prefer a more neutral color 80 percent energy savings and are mercury-free. When selecting a CFL bulb. 6). and 60W a cooler color of light that is more like the traditional incandescent bulbs. white light of fluorescent lamps. choose one They have extremely long life—from 25. choose use about 30% less energy than the old incandescent one that is about one-quarter (1/4) the wattage of the wattages they are replacing. incandescent-like light. technology. If the CFL bulb will be turned a pleasing incandescent light and are dimmable. 6) and for use in your application. These values also an option. 3500K. any application where you have been using incandescent bulbs. Higher wattage replacements crisp. as it relates to the environment as a whole.000 to 50. Light Emitting Diode) They are rated in terms of the Solid state (LED) bulbs are color appearance of the light they emit. As with appliances.000 designated 3500K. Because CFLs use fluorescent technology. choose one are in development. etc. While the energy savings is similar to CFL. They use about 30% less energy. will still realize the energy savings. and available today. proper operation. its life will be reduced. The rated life is the number of operating hours when half of the bulbs in a group have failed and half are still operating with all bulbs operated as designed. general service light bulbs. Several companies choose a lamp designated 2700-3000K. the mercury content in CFLs HALOGEN is more than offset by reduced mercury emissions from utilities that would otherwise be powering less Halogen is really a more energy efficient incandescent bulbs. hours—compared to the incandescent bulbs they replace. which use LED the bulbs. look for the ENERGY STAR® logo on COMPACT the packaging. however. They must be safely and efficient form of incandescent. Be sure to check similar to the new maximum rated wattages as set by the packaging to see if the CFL bulb is suitable the EISA efficiency standards (see table on p. That will mean lower incandescent lamp you want to replace (see table on energy costs to operate the new bulbs and fewer p. but you mercury-free. deliver outdoor applications. The lower wattage limits set by the new standards will To select the appropriate wattage CFL bulb.

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11 per kWh. if that is the right amount of light you need.energysavers. The wattages incandescent bulbs to a combination of 43 Watt for equivalent light outputs are different depending on Halogen. or “brightness. Go “green” and start reaping the benefits of reduced energy usage. reduced greenhouse gas emissions.04 on electric bills.cfm/mytopic=11980 You don’t have to wait to transition to the more energy efficient bulbs. The light output of a light the annual benefit for the household in the diagram bulb is measured in lumens. more energy efficient bulbs operate at used in Just think of the difference we will make when all of us are using these more energy efficient bulbs! © 2012 – National Electrical Manufacturers Association. 4. and 12 the technology of the bulbs.118. Start thinking about where you use the incandescent general service bulbs in and around your home and consider replacing them with one or more of the replacement options. and longer bulb life today while saving money on your electric bills.SAME LIGHT. we suggest you visit the Department of Energy (DOE) webpage at: www. Enlighten America . 365 days per year and an electrical utility rate of $0. supplying the household in the diagram. This means you will now Watt Solid State (LED) bulbs that deliver similar need to select a light bulb based on the light output light output (brightness) to the incandescent bulbs. In addition. (brightness) of the bulb.182 fewer pounds of CO2 (carbon you will want to choose a replacement bulb that dioxide) would be emitted by the power plant delivers a similar amount of light. would be a savings of 3.” For more information on energy efficient lighting for your home.. Light Bulb Comparison: Same Amount of Light Today’s Maximum Wattage Solid State Light Output Halogen Incandescent Allowed CFL Wattage (LED) (in Lumens*) Wattage Wattage (Per EISA) Wattage 1690 100 72 70 – 72 23 – 26 n/a 1170 75 53 53 18 – 20 n/a 850 60 43 43 13 – 15 12 475 40 29 28 – 29 10 – 11 8–9 *A lumen is a unit of measurement of light output.. 13 Watt Compact Fluorescent. Today’s 60W incandescent bulb delivers about 850 lumens. BETTER ENVIRONMENT.56 kWh and $343. FULLER WALLET. The preceding household diagram is designed to WATTAGE/LUMEN EQUIVALENCY show the many ways general service bulbs are Increasingly. These numbers are based on using each bulb 3 hours per day. Based on converting from 60 Watt lower wattages for similar light output.

households (111 million): 60W Incandescent to Mix of New Options Energy Saved/Year 143.cfm/mytopic=11980 ■■ U. all used 3 hours per © 2012 – National Electrical Manufacturers Association. household as defined in a 2002 study.S.737.pdf ■■ Pounds of CO2 per passenger vehicle from EPA http://www.S.pdf ■■ DOE Carbon Dioxide Emissions from the Generation of Electric Power in the United States. Enlighten America .295. 365 days per year at an electrical rate of $0.917. Remember.385 kWh Energy $ Saved/Year $142. Lighting Market Characterization 2002 Volume 1. If we look at a typical U. households use as many general service incandescent bulbs as depicted in the diagram on pages 4 and 5. household: 60W Incandescent to Mix of New Options Energy Saved/Year Tables 5-2.eia.eia. these would be the benefits.S.S. Start changing bulbs today to start saving! Appendix Not all U.273. 5-5 and 5-6 ■■ EIA 2005 Residential Energy use Consumption Survey http://www.energysavers.11/kWh. July 2000 http://www. fourteen 43W halogen.htm ■■ Percentage of energy use for lighting in homes http://apps1.8 Billion Metric Tons of CO2 Eliminated/Year 87.1 Mix of new options: five 12W LED.eere.S. and fifteen 13W CFL bulbs. you don’t have to wait to start saving! New technology choices for energy efficient bulbs are currently available.500 kWh Energy $ Saved/Year $ Million Equivalent to Removing This Many Cars and Light 16.doe. Don’t delay. Total benefits for all Benefits for a typical Million Trucks from the Road References ■■ DOE webpage http://www.49 Pounds of CO2 Eliminated/Year 1.

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