What Is Energy Star?

What Is Energy Star?

Energy Star is a joint program with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Their goal is to encourage the use of energy-efficient products and practices to help save money and use less energy Consumer Advantages: Helping reduce the rate of greenhouse gas emissions. Save money in the long run with bills.

Long-Term Benefits: The Bulb: A GU24-base which is very common bulb-ballast combination. This will ensure that your ballast can always be replaced in future years. (Linear lamps also have similar requirements).

Color:  Color Rendition must be at least 80: Incandescent light bulbs have a CRI of 100, it has only been within the last couple of years that CFLs have reached a higher CRI.

Electronic Ballast: Your ballast will not hum and the bulb will light up without flickering. 

Energy Efficiency: All ES lighting fixtures need to be energy efficient when measured against traditional fixtures.

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