The Consumer’s Guide to Choosing Energy-Efficient Lighting
Where will I use this light bulb?
||The package shows if the bulb is for indoor or outdoor use|
How bright do I need this light bulb to shine?
|Lumens are shown on the package label|
What are my light bulb options?
How do I read the Lighting Facts label?
||The average cost to run a bulb for one year |
||The average life of a bulb, expressed in years |
||How warm (yellowish white) or cool (bluish white) the light appears|
||The amount of electrical power the bulb uses, expressed in watts|
|CFL Label Only
||The bulb contains a small amount of mercury. |
Recycling is recommended. epa.gov/cfl
There are new energy-efficiency standards for lighting.
||Date (not made after)|
||January 1, 2012|
||January 1, 2013|
|60w & 40w
||January 1, 2014|
|The law requires increased efficiency. It does not ban incandescents or mandate CFLs.
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