Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Standards for Lamps Light a Path for Greater Efficiency

Seven percent of all electricity used in the United States is for lighting, the department of Energy recently announced aggressive actions to promote energy efficiency, propelled in large part by new standards for the lamps most commonly found in residential and commercial buildings.

The standards apply to general service fluorescent lamps and incandescent reflector lamps. By bringing more energy-efficient technologies to American homes and businesses, we won't just significantly reduce our energy demand, we will put more money back in the pockets of consumers.

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