Great Lighting Links



With so many resources about lighting out there, we have narrowed it down to our favorites to save you time and energy (and literally save you energy).

  1. Xcel Energy’s Bulb Finder, a searchable directory of discounted CFLs/LEDs and recycling locations

  2. ENERGY STAR Lighting Made Easy infographic

  3. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Linear LED study (Video Summary)

  4. Find CFL recycling locations near you with Earth911,
    the largest and most accurate recycling directory in the U.S.

  5. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lighting Shopping Tips Page has useful
    information about lighting choices, brightness, and what to look for at the store.

  6. ENERGY STAR has useful purchasing tips for choosing new light bulbs,
    including a simulator to understand the different light bulb colors and ambiance.

  7. The LUMEN Coalition, a group united to educate the public about energy-efficient lighting decisions,
    has a website packed with tools to choose bulbs and learn about choices.

  8. The annual SYLVANIA Socket Survey is the only nationwide measure of
    public attitudes about energy-efficient lighting.


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