Lighting Understanding for a More Efficient Nation

What’s happening with light bulbs?

What’s happening with light bulbs?

A technology-neutral performance standard will go into effect starting January 2012 requiring that light bulbs use less energy.

Is there public support for energy-efficient bulbs?

Is there public support for energy-efficient bulbs?

Americans support the changes being made by light bulb manufacturers.

Are incandescents being banned?

Are incandescents being banned?

The light bulb standard does not ban incandescent bulbs; it merely requires bulbs to meet a basic level of energy efficiency.

Will I be forced to buy a CFL?

Will I be forced to buy a CFL?

The light bulb standard does not require fluorescent bulbs.

Do CFLs contain unsafe amounts of mercury?

Do CFLs contain unsafe amounts of mercury?

There is only a very small amount of mercury in CFLs and absolutely no mercury is released when the bulb is intact.

Can I choose the color appearance of my energy-efficient light bulb?

Can I choose the color appearance of my energy-efficient light bulb?

The color temperature of efficient light bulbs has been made to emulate the same colors as traditional incandescents.

Are efficient light bulbs affordable? If so, how much can I save?

Are efficient light bulbs affordable? If so, how much can I save?

While energy-efficient light bulbs may be more expensive compared to inefficient incandescents, they more than make up for those prices in lifetime savings.

Are light bulb packages and labels changing?

Are light bulb packages and labels changing?

Along with the new energy-efficient light bulbs is newly redesigned packaging that provides consumers with more information.

What is LUMEN?

What is LUMEN?

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.