Why choose ENERGY STAR?

Energy Star labeled fixtures lower the cost of lighting in your home by using less electricity.The Energy Star label identifies products that are designed to meet the highest standards of energy efficiency. 

Save Money: Products with this label meet strict standards of low energy consumption set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Protect the Environment: Besides saving energy, when you choose Energy Star qualified products, you help protect the environment from the air pollution associated with power generation. If just one room in every U.S. home had Energy Star labeled lighting, the change would keep one trillion pounds of greenhouse gases out of the air.
Quality of Light: Advances in efficient lighting technology have made the quality of light provided by Energy Star labeled fixtures equal to or better than the light cast by traditional lighting.
Color Temperature: The color temperature of a light source indicates the color of the light emitted measured in degrees Kelvin.
Safety and Reliability: All Energy Star qualified fixtures follow National Fire Protection Association guidelines for fire safety. Compact fluorescents are much cooler to the touch than that of incandescent and halogen bulbs.

Lighting Your Home: The way we light our homes can make a real difference in our utility bills and to the planet. Energy Star labeled fixtures meet high standards for energy efficiency and quality, so they use less energy without sacrificing performance or design. They are also safe, reliable and provide just the right light and color.

Today's kitchen is much more than a place to cook. The kitchen is not only used for preparing and eating food but also for gathering and many family activities. This makes good lighting an even more crucial design element in the kitchen.

By casting light form the ceiling level with recessed lighting, it has the power to do a wide variety of jobs. Located above the sink, it provides task lighting. Placed throughout a ceiling, it offers clean, unobtrusive general lighting.

The role of the bath has changed in modern years. It is no longer just functional, it is also high fashion. Energy Star labeled bathroom fixtures will accurately show the colors of skin, clothes and cosmetics.

Providing sufficient illumination for hallways and stairways is crucial for safety. Look for Close-to-ceiling, Recessed and Wall Sconces that are Energy Star complaint.

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