Making the switch to ENERGY STAR certified LED light bulbs is a great way to save money and help the planet. To help show why you should make the switch, ENERGY STAR is sponsoring this post.
One of the easiest things you can do to save money on your electric bill and help the planet at the same time is switching to LED light bulbs.
The LED light bulb market has grown a lot over the years. Your options used to be very limited but now there are so many styles and brands out there. It can be hard to know which LED light bulbs are best for you.
How to Pick the Right LED Light Bulbs
The first thing to look for when buying LED light bulbs is the ENERGY STAR logo. This logo tells you the light bulb is ENERGY STAR certified and has had to meet high-performance standards.
When you buy ENERGY STAR certified LED light bulbs you know they will have great light quality, energy savings, and long-term performance.
If you are confused about lumens verse watts and what color is best for you, check out this great LED guide.
How Much You Can Save Using LED Light Bulbs
According to the U.S. EPA, the average American home has approximately 70 light sockets, many of which still use old-fashioned incandescent or halogen bulbs.
ENERGY STAR certified LED light bulbs use 70-90% less energy and last 15 times longer than traditional incandescent light bulbs. That can add up to a lot of energy savings and a lot of money and time saved on changing light bulbs.
Replacing your five most-used light bulbs to ENERGY STAR LED light bulbs can save you about $40 per year. The first year that won’t translate to much savings because of the cost of the new light bulbs but over time those savings will add up.
Take the ENERGY STAR Pledge
It’s easy to think “oh I should do this” but actually making it happen can slip through the cracks. To help you make the change take the ENERGY STAR pledge.
I recommend pledging to switch 5 light bulbs but you can also pledge 1 or even 30! You can also pledge to turn off lights when you aren’t using them. That is such an easy and free change.
ENERGY STAR encourages you to #lightthemoment with certified LED bulbs, check out the moments below and share yours as well.
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