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Make the Right Choice for Effective Lighting in Your Home

With the impact of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) beginning in 2012, traditional incandescent light bulbs will be phased out. This will require you to get more involved in choosing the right light for the right application or situation in your home. Everything from bathroom, kitchen, dining room, and outdoor lighting to specific area and task lighting can be tailored to fit your needs. Our goal is to provide you the tools and information to choose the right light for the right location with the right performance in your home. It gets down to three common features that help you choose the right fit: brightness, color (appearance), and application.

Choose the Right Light for the Right Location with the Right Performance
Light Output chart

*Compare lumens and wattage equivalents to determine the wattage of LED bulbs to select and ensure you get the brightness you desire.

Lighting Color chart
Lighting Application chart

When choosing the right lighting, read the label on the box to ensure it meets your brightness, color and application requirements (enclosed fixture, outdoor use, narrow or wide beam or dimmer control). Also be sure to use ENERGY STAR® approved lighting .

Lighting represents 10% of a typical home's energy usage. Take advantage of energy-efficient products, rebates, and tools to save energy and money.

Lighting pie chart
It begins with you!

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