Don't Be Left In The Dark: The Light Bulb Revolution Is Here
North American Precis Syndicate
Bright, efficient, energy-saving LED bulbs are expected to become ever more popular. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—American consumers are about to experience a game-changer in
terms of lighting their homes, energy efficiency experts at the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency predict.
That’s because, according to a new report by the ENERGY STAR
program, LED bulbs will become the dominant light bulb technology within the
next three years.
Once thought to be a lighting technology only for early adopters willing
to pay top dollar, LED bulbs are now a possibility for the average consumer,
with prices hovering around $2 a bulb or less in many areas. Using less
energy, the bulbs pay for themselves in a matter of months and can save
households $50 to $100 per year in utility costs.
LED bulbs are expected to see widespread adoption by 2020 in significant
part because of utility programs continuing to rebate the bulbs and educate
consumers about the energy-efficient options that are available.
Despite the tremendous savings opportunity, many Americans have yet to
experience the LED difference in their own homes. Less than 30 percent of U.S. light
bulb sales in 2016 were LED, and according to a report by the business
research firm ORC International, most consumers have little knowledge about
the various light bulb options available to them. The average American home
has approximately 50 light sockets, and about 60 percent of them still
contain an inefficient bulb. So the opportunities for energy savings are
The Good News
LED bulbs that have earned the government-backed ENERGY STAR label are
independently certified, undergoing extensive testing to ensure that they
perform as promised, saving energy, delivering on brightness and working the
way you expect.
Such bulbs use 70 to 90 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and
last at least 15 times longer. The ENERGY STAR program believes that as more
Americans learn about the benefits of this technology, they will see the
light and join the LED revolution.
For further bright ideas about lighting and saving, go to www.energystar.gov/bulbrevolution.
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