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Energy Efficient Lighting

Lighting accounts for up to 10% of your home’s cost for electricity. Recruiting all-star bulbs can make a big difference on your power bill. That’s why your Team Up electric co-op offers discounts and easy online shopping for energy-efficient lighting. Click the appropriate link below to access your cooperativeʼs online store. The Residential Store offers the most common products for many homes. The Small Business/Ag Store offers commercial products as well as bulk quantity discounts for some products.

Learn more about energy-efficient lighting

CFLs vs. LEDs

The two most common forms of energy-efficient lighting are Compact Florescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) and Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs). Here are some distinctions:

CFL

CFLs:

  • Use 75% less energy than incandescent light bulbs.
  • Last 8 to 10 times longer than incandescent light bulbs.
  • Come in different sizes and shapes to fit almost any fixture.
  • Start slower; can take about a minute to reach full light output.
LED

LEDs:

  • Use 75% less energy than incandescent light bulbs.
  • Last up to 25 times longer than incandescent light bulbs and up to 3 times longer than CFLs.
  • Start instantly; no warm-up time required.
  • Generate very little heat.

To learn more, visit these sites:
EnergyStar.gov/aboutCFLs
EnergyStar.gov/lighting

Understanding the label

The Federal Trade Commission has designed a new lighting label to make it easier to compare light bulbs. The label provides information on lumens (brightness), estimated annual operating cost, how long the bulb should last and the light appearance or color of the bulb.

Light Label

To learn more click here

Choosing the right color

Lighting greatly affects the mood and style of your space. Energy-efficient lighting comes in a variety of shades. The color of light is measured on a scale referred to as Kelvin (K). The lower the K number, the more yellow a light appears. The higher the K number, the more white or blue the light appears

choose a color

To learn more click here

Choosing the right lamp style

There are many different styles of LEDs. The graphic below suggests the best bulb for each lamp type.

Choose the right bulb

To learn click here

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