Lamps & Fixtures
ENERGY STAR® Torchieres
ENERGY STAR qualified table and floor lamps use much less electricity, and run much cooler and safer, than conventional incandescent and halogen lamps.
Benefits of ENERGY STAR® qualified torchieres include:
- Stylish design complements any decor
- Energy saving lamp included
- Cool operating temperatures
- Warm color tone
- Long lamp life (10,000 hours)
- Distributes light more efficiently and evenly making reading and detail work easier
- Carry a two year warranty – double the industry standard
LED Fixtures Indoor/Outdoor
- LED Fixtures are long lasting. In fact, they are designed to last up to 25,000 hours. This is an added benefit in those hard to reach places.
- LED Fixtures consume up to 85% less energy than standard lighting and are cool to the touch.
- Unlike incandescent lighting, LED Lights have no filament and last longer under conditions an incandescent may not... say around a door that is being slammed shut. They also work well in our cold climate where CFLs tend to be pink in color at start up.
- LED Fixtures come in a variety of color tones, temperatures, and brightness.
A ceiling fan is quieter than a portable fan and is safely out of the reach of children. As with other fans, ceiling fans serve to cool our bodies—not the room. Designed to replace an existing ceiling light fixture, some fans include a light. Ceiling fans should have multiple speed settings and be reversible, to provide the right amount of cooling for the conditions and occupants. Many also have remote controls.
Sizing of Ceiling Fans
Proper sizing of a ceiling fan will provide the most efficient cooling for the occupants of a given room. Use these guidelines when purchasing (and don’t forget to look for the ENERGY STAR® label):
|Room Size||Fan Diameter|
|400+ ft2||2 or more fans|
ENERGY STAR certified ceiling fan/light combination units
- Are 60% more efficient than conventional fan/light units, which may save you more than $20 per year on utility bills.
- Use improved motors and blade designs.
Using the Ceiling Fan Year Round
In the summer, use the ceiling fan in the counterclockwise direction. While standing directly under the ceiling fan you should feel a cool breeze. The airflow produced creates a wind-chill effect, making you "feel" cooler. In the winter, reverse the motor and operate the ceiling fan at low speed in the clockwise direction. This produces a gentle updraft, which forces warm air near the ceiling down into the occupied space. Remember to adjust your thermostat when using your ceiling fan — additional energy and dollar savings could be realized with this simple step!
ENERGY STAR® Pin-based Bulbs
- Offer more light while using two-thirds less energy
- Include a pin-based CFL that offers bright light for at least 10,000 hours, or about 7 years, saving time buying bulbs and climbing ladders to replace them
- Make bulb replacements easy, using pin-based bulbs that plug in rather than screw in
- Deliver features including dimming or switching capabilities on some indoor models and automatic daylight shut-off and motion sensors on outdoor models
- Come in hard-wired and portable models, including a variety of desk and table lamps, torchieres, dining room, ceiling, and outdoor fixtures
- Provide a safe, cool alternative to incandescent and halogen fixtures