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Energy 101: Lumens
When you're shopping for lightbulbs, compare lumens and use the Lighting Facts label to be sure you're getting the amount of light, or level of brightness, you want.

You can save money and energy while lighting your home and still maintaining good light quantity and quality. Consider energy-efficient lighting options to use the same amount of light for less money. Learn strategies for comparing and buying lighting products and using them efficiently.

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Lighting Choices to Save You Money
Light your home for less money while getting the same amount of light.
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How Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs Compare with Traditional Incandescents
Compare the costs and savings when using energy-efficient lightbulbs.
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#AskEnergySaver: LED Lights

Answering your questions about LEDs -- from how to compare LED and incandescent bulbs to installing LEDs in existing fixtures.

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When to Turn Off Your Lights

The cost effectiveness of when to turn off lights depends on the type of lights and the price of electricity.

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Lighting Design
Energy-efficient indoor and outdoor lighting design focuses on ways to improve both the quality and efficiency of lighting.
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Lighting Controls
To save energy, use lighting controls to automatically turn lights on and off as needed.
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Daylighting
Daylighting uses windows and skylights to bring sunlight into your home and reduces the need for artificial lighting.
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Replacing Lightbulbs and Ballasts
Buy new fixtures made for new lightbulbs for the greatest energy savings, reliability, and longevity.
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Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About LEDs

Counting down the top facts about light-emitting diodes. Read on to test your LED knowledge.

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