energy-efficient light bulbs

Lighting the Way to Energy Savings and Job Growth in North Carolina

December 27, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Energy Savings and Job Growh

Rapid declines in the price of light emitting diodes (LED) technology suggest that the next generation of energy efficient lighting – LED bulbs – is on the verge of widespread adoption. LED bulbs will eventually make traditional, energy-hogging incandescent bulbs a thing of the past.[read more]

Is Energy Efficiency a Good Thing Even with Rebound?

October 28, 2014 by Gernot Wagner

Efficiency and the Rebound Effect

Lighting is highly critical to our livelihoods. Humans have been using lighting technology since long before the advent of industrialization. For many centuries, this lighting was extremely inefficient, with over 95% of the energy consumed wasted as heat.[read more]

Changing Light Bulbs Can Mean a Wealth of Energy Savings

September 13, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Lights and Energy Savings

Associated Materials (AMI) is a vertically integrated company in the exterior building products industry with 11 manufacturing locations and over 120 distribution centers catering to the North American market. It spends about $15 million annually on energy utilities.[read more]

Federal Budget Stunts like Blocking Enforcement of Light Bulb Standards Put U.S. Jobs at Risk

July 10, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Federal Budgets and Light Bulb Standards

The Republican-backed federal spending bill is set to become a vehicle for a number of misguided legislative maneuvers wholly unrelated to the budget and aimed at blocking programs that help Americans save energy while cutting harmful pollution.[read more]

DIY Friday: How to Read a Lighting Label

May 16, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia

When trying to decipher the label on a box of light bulbs, you could become so frustrated your teeth start to grind and your eyes begin to protrude. If you’re new to the lighting labels, they can be confusing, but fear not! We’re here to teach you the lingo and explain what everything means.[read more]

DOE Poised to Hit a Home Run with Its New Proposed Efficiency Standards for Linear Fluorescent Light Bulbs

April 18, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

The Department of Energy has just hit a home run with the recently proposed minimum energy efficiency standards for linear fluorescent light bulbs, the tube lamps that are located in virtually every office, hospital, school and airport in the country.[read more]

Friday Energy Facts: LED Bulb Efficiency Expected to Continue Improving as Cost Declines

March 21, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

LED Efficiency and Cost

Technology improvements for general service lighting, driven by federal efficiency standards, are leading to increased reliability and bulb life. As efficiency increases, residential electricity consumption for lighting declines over time.[read more]

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Energy Saving Light Bulbs

February 2, 2014 by Lindsay Wilson

Energy Saving Light Bulbs

If you spend ten minutes reading this post, then I promise you that by the end of it you’ll actually understand how to buy an efficient low energy light bulb. In return I’ll try not to bore you senseless. Ready? Let’s do this. With five simple questions.[read more]

All Systems Go As We Say Goodbye to the Old Inefficient 60-Watt Bulb on January 1

December 19, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Bulb Efficiency

Six years ago, President Bush signed a federal energy bill phasing out energy-wasting light bulbs on a staggered schedule to ensure a smooth and successful transition to more efficient bulbs – and eventually save Americans $13 billion on their annual energy bills.[read more]

Solving Energy Poverty With Solar Light Bulbs: Nokero Product Review

October 19, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

Energy Poverty and Light

Can solar-powered light bulbs help end energy poverty for the 1.3 billion people who live without electricity? Maybe, if Nokero has anything to say about it. The company has launched a new series of solar-powered lights designed to replace the use of kerosene and other fuels for lighting.[read more]

How Smartphones Can Help You Make the Right Energy Choices

January 31, 2012 by Carrie Nash

 In a recent blog post, Penni McLean-Conner of NSTAR, highlighted the tremendous innovation spurred on by the new EISA standards enacted on January 1. The standards have truly brought about the biggest evolution in the lighting industry since Edison was around.  Some of this change has not been so welcomed.  In her post...[read more]

New Energy-Efficient Lighting Puts People to Work

January 15, 2012 by Rocky Kistner

Deep in the heart of America’s rust belt a new generation of companies is riding a wave of job-creating lighting technologies as new federal lighting efficiency standards are phased in starting next month. In Ohio, the birthplace of Thomas Edison and home to light bulb manufacturers GE and TCP...[read more]