How Much Can I Save With ENERGY STAR Certified Lighting?


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ENERGY STAR Certified Products

Just look for the ENERGY STAR label! The ENERGY star mark is almost everywhere nowadays. You may have seen it on the back of lightbulb boxes, or on the side of washing machines and refrigerators.

Energy Star Examples

What is the difference between ENERGY STAR certified and DLC listed?

The main difference between the two is that ENERGY STAR rates consumer products and DLC rates commercial products. For this reason, you will never see both an ENERGY STAR and a DLC label on the same light bulb.

Are all LED lights highly efficient and long-lasting?

No, not necessarily. We recommend using ENERGY STAR qualified LED fixtures to ensure the products you purchase perform well. Poorly designed products often come with exaggerated claims while failing to deliver on these quality specifications:

  • Brightness is equal to or greater than existing lighting technologies
  • Light Output remains constant over time
  • Excellent color quality
  • Efficiency is as good as or better than fluorescent lighting
  • Light comes on instantly
  • No flicker when dimmed
  • No off-state power draw

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Created in 1992, ENERGY STAR represents the official standard for energy efficiency. The EPA uses specific guidelines to determine which products qualify for ENERGY STAR.

Energy rebate programs allow you to make energy efficient improvements. Consider switching to energy-efficient lighting solutions and see if you qualify for energy rebates or tax incentives.

Do you work in the construction industry and want to earn tax incentives? Follow this step-by-step guide for Georgia Power's Commercial Energy Efficiency Program.

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