Lighting Understanding for a More Efficient Nation
A technology-neutral performance standard will go into effect starting January 2012 requiring that light bulbs use less energy.
Americans support the changes being made by light bulb manufacturers.
The light bulb standard does not ban incandescent bulbs; it merely requires bulbs to meet a basic level of energy efficiency.
The light bulb standard does not require fluorescent bulbs.
There is only a very small amount of mercury in CFLs and absolutely no mercury is released when the bulb is intact.
The color temperature of efficient light bulbs has been made to emulate the same colors as traditional incandescents.
While energy-efficient light bulbs may be more expensive compared to inefficient incandescents, they more than make up for those prices in lifetime savings.
Along with the new energy-efficient light bulbs is newly redesigned packaging that provides consumers with more information.
Lighting Understanding For a More Efficient Nation (LUMEN) is an ad hoc consortium of organizations and professionals united to facilitate consumer educated energy lighting decisions.
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