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These videos, presentation, and images are available for use by media organizations. The materials are copyright-free, and you are welcome to cite the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy as the source.

Videos

A residential home is shown with newer lighting choices that save energy and money. All of the lightbulbs in this video meet the new energy standards that take effect from 2012–2014. The energy-saving incandescent bulbs use about 25% less energy, and CFLs and LEDs typically use 75% less energy than traditional varieties. Download the preview reel and full-length HD video.

Presentation

This presentation provides helpful background information on the new legislation and the types of energy-efficient lighting available today. Download the presentation.

 

Images

All of these lightbulbs -- CFLs, LEDs, and energy-saving incandescents -- meet the new energy standards that take effect from 2012–2014.

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All of these lightbulbs -- CFLs, LEDs, and energy-saving incandescents -- meet the new energy standards that take effect from 2012–2014.

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LEDs

All of these lightbulbs meet the new energy standards that take effect from 2012–2014. These LED bulbs use about 75%–80% less energy than traditional bulbs.

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CFLs

All of these lightbulbs meet the new energy standards that take effect from 2012–2014.These CFL bulbs use about 75% less energy than traditional bulbs.

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Energy-saving incandescents

These energy-saving incandescent bulbs use about 25% less energy than traditional bulbs.

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